Metallic uses AI to explore Keno silver project in Yukon

Sample. (Image courtesy of Metallic Minerals).

Metallic Minerals (TSXV: MMG) has decided to implement machine learning technology at its flagship Keno silver project, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

In partnership with GoldSpot Discoveries (TSXV: SPOT), the miner is planning to use artificial intelligence to analyze geological, geochemical, and geophysical data covering its advanced and early-stage targets in the high-grade Keno Hill Silver District. 

Metallic Minerals is planning to use artificial intelligence to analyze geological, geochemical, and geophysical data covering its advanced and early-stage targets

“Goldspot’s innovative AI techniques are particularly relevant to our Keno silver project, as we have numerous target areas across a 35-kilometre-wide district with a substantial exploration database,” Greg Johnson, Metallic Minerals’ chairman and CEO, said in a media statement.

“Their work, in tandem with our technical team’s knowledge of the Keno Hill silver district and similar high-grade silver districts globally, should add to our ability to quickly and cost-effectively refine and prioritize existing exploration targets while driving new high-grade silver discoveries in less explored areas of this prolific and famously metal-rich mining region.”

Johnson also said that the company’s 2020 exploration campaign involves adding a second drill to the program that is currently core drilling at advanced targets in the West Keno area. 

“This year’s programs have been designed to expand areas of known silver mineralization in the advanced target areas, as well as to test a number of exciting new multi-kilometre-scale targets on the eastern part of the Keno Hill silver district, which have never been previously drilled,” the executive said.

“We look forward to providing more comprehensive updates and further information as we receive results from our on-going programs and begin our work with GoldSpot.”

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