Deposit Targeting using Neural Net AnalysisPaterson, Grant and Watson Limited and EarthScan Ltd. have developed new methodology for ore deposit targeting, under a two-year project sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency.
It is applied in three steps:
- Process the geophysical and remote sensing data to develop signatures of interest.
- Apply neural net training to one or more ore deposit targets (known in the area or similar areas, or using model data) incorporating other data (e.g. geology, geochemistry).
- Apply neural net simulation to the data itself, using the training results to locate new targets.
This methodology is currently available as a service, and will become available as an add-on module to commercially available software packages.