2021 has been a busy year. We have had the pleasure to start new consulting projects, see our customers’ exciting drilling results, and add new mining companies, geological surveys, and universities to our already long list of clients. From our offices around the world, our team of geological and geophysical consultants works on integrated interpretation and geophysics-focussed projects leading to discoveries. To produce meaningful integrated interpretations, our team carefully assess all the data available and weighs it against the prevailing conceptual geological model. Geophysical data is used to improve on initial geological models at different resolutions. All these elements converge together to create a de-risked targeting model.
The Mira Geoscience team has also been busy using novel approaches developed by our internal research and resulting interpretation tools. We have been tackling cutting-edge projects such as 1) the use of discrete fracture networks in development of high-grade vein predictive models; 2) deep learning generative networks for targeting and geophysical feature analysis; 3) data-driven structural interpretation using unsupervised learning; and 4) automated geological map generation from multi-layer geophysical data. We have begun work on the development of new methods of filtering gridded magnetics and gravity products to remove signal related to cover sequences.
To highlight some new collaborations:
Since July, we have been working with FanCamp Exploration to conduct a digital data compilation, interpretation, and modelling exercise which will lead to a mineral potential evaluation exercise on their Clinton, Stoke, and Harvey Hill properties, Quebec, Canada.
Mistango River Resources Inc. announced last August that Mira Geoscience has been commissioned to complete integrated 3D geophysical and geological modelling on the Kirkland West Gold Project, Ontario, Canada. The modelling program is designed to generate high priority drill targets for the upcoming drilling campaign in October 2021.
As noted in a statement posted in August, Mira Geoscience will be working with Orefinders Resources Inc. to complete integrated 3D geophysical and geological modelling and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven exploration targeting programs on Orefinders’ Knight and McGarry Gold Projects, Ontario, Canada.
We will be working with Puma Exploration to conduct an integrated interpretation and exploration modelling exercise which will lead to a targeting project for their Williams Brook Gold Property, New Brunswick, Canada.
Warrior Gold Inc. announced that Jean-Philippe Paiement, Director of Global Consulting at Mira Geoscience, will act as a Technical Advisor – Exploration Geology to Warrior Gold. Danièle Spethmann, President and CEO of the Company, stated: “We are very pleased [that he will] assist with ongoing exploration and targeting on the Goodfish-Kirana Project, Ontario, Canada.”
To highlight some new discoveries:
Kingfisher Mining Ltd identified volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralization during an airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey at its Kingfisher and Mick Well projects in Western Australia. The survey preliminary results are being reviewed in a collaborative effort between Mira Geoscience and Kingfisher. James Farrell, Executive Director and CEO of Kingfisher’s said: “This is a fantastic result for the company. The airborne electromagnetic survey has delivered several high-quality targets in this under-explored area.”
Have a look at Oliver Kiddie, Executive Director at Legend Mining Ltd, presenting the Mawson Rockford Project in Western Australia during Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum. Mira Geoscience undertook a series of projects for Legend Mining since mid-2020, including the development of the cover-corrected gravity model at Mawson. It has been very satisfying to see the excellent comparison between the model and the supporting geological and geophysical data, and we enjoyed the challenge.
In April 2021, Purepoint Uranium provided an overview and plans at Turnor Lake project in the eastern uranium mine district of the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan Canada. “Our Turnor Lake project hosts a complex geological setting associated with numerous, nearby high-grade uranium discoveries” said Chris Frostad, Purepoint’s President and CEO. Using GOCAD Mining suite Targeting Workflow by Mira Geoscience, they integrated the geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets to refine the exploration drill targets.
Revival Gold Inc. announced initial results from the 2021 drilling program and provided an update on exploration at the past-producing Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project, Idaho, USA. A recent computer modelling and machine learning initiative (“AI”) conducted by Mira Geoscience highlighted a cluster of targets encompassed within a four-kilometre diameter around the current Mineral Resource at Haidee. Most of these targets have yet to be drill tested.
Dr. Mark McLean (Geological Survey of Victoria and University of Melbourne) presents ‘3D inversion modelling of newly acquired Full Spectrum FALCON® airborne gravity data over the Otway Basin, Victoria’ for the August GSA Victoria Division Meeting. Mira Geoscience contributed to the geologically-constrained geophysical modelling of FALCON data using VP Suite programs.
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Jean-Philippe Paiement is our Director of Global Consulting. He brings 15 years of mineral exploration experience including expertise in geostatistics applied to structural, geological, and geochemical modelling and interpretation; specializing in non-linear interpolation and simulation. Jean-Philippe has developed multiple workflow and novel approaches to reduce interpretational risks of geological data. He has a wide range of experience in mineral resource estimation for precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals across diverse geological environments around the world. In 2016, he pioneered the application of Machine Learning to the mineral exploration industry in winning the Integra GoldRush challenge by application of machine learning to mineral deposit targeting. He is skilled in the application of machine learning to overcome geological and geophysical challenges; by combining geological knowledge and both supervised learning and deep learning. Before joining Mira Geoscience, he obtained an MSc from Laval University. Jean-Philippe is based in Quebec-City.