Mining IQ assembled their top GIS in Mining and Exploration content in a recent blog post. The perspectives are varied, and make for a good read.
Included in the mix are GIS and Generative Geology Insights from Brian Cellura, Generative Manager for B.C.-based Miranda Gold. Cellura’s job is to be on the front end of finding new ideas and potential new areas that might turn into projects for Miranda, and integration factors strongly in his approach described in this article, Cutting Edge Prospects.
In the interview with Mining IQ, Cellura said the mining industry would become increasingly dependent on combining historical data with newly collected data. “Integrating those data sets will be imperative to prospecting around new areas,” he said. “A task easier said than done.”
To make the hunt for gold more effective, Cellura combines different types of data with historical data to arrive at a 3D visualization that can point to new drill targets. Their integration of data and technologies, including Geosoft Target for ArcGIS and Esri ArcGIS, has led to success in generating new targets and attracting joint venture partners to Miranda’s projects in Nevada, Alaska and Columbia.