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Tech Talk with Guy Desharnais: Mining Big Data & Resource Over-Estimation

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Townhall Public House

8104 Fraser Avenue

Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1W5

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The CIM Oil Sands Branch invites you to a technical talk on Mining Big Data: the Future of Exploration Targeting and Resource Over-Estimation: Post-Mortem and A Path Forward presented by distinguished lecturer Guy Desharnais PH.D. The first presentation will start at 7pm and each presentation will be 30 minutes long. The technical talk will be held at the basement of Town Hall Public House on 8104 Fraser Avenue. Apetizer will be provided at the event for free. Food and drinks will be available to purchase during and after the talk. CIM Foundation and Osisko Mining helped paid for this event.

Mining BIG Data: the Future of Exploration Targeting The application Machine Learning enhances our capability to harness exploration data to establish vectors to ore. However, careful consideration of the inputs and outputs by human geologists is required to ensure that the model does not merely predict what is already known or produce spurious results.

Resource Over-Estimation: Post-Mortem and a Path Forward: Several high-profile mineral exploration projects have recently suffered major setbacks following significant reductions in Resource and Reserve estimates. This talk explores the root causes for these, as well as some possible solutions.

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Guy Desharnais obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, which focused on belt-scale geochemistry of mafic-ultramafic rocks and related sulphide mineralization. He worked forfive years as an exploration geologist with Xstrata Nickel (Glencore). Since joining SGS in 2010, he has completed a wide range of projects internationally, from resource estimations, economic evaluations, metallurgical sample selection, geometallurgical studies and audits of resources and reserves. Guy has prepared NI 43-101 technical reports on a wide range of commodities and is considered a Qualified Person for a number of deposit types. Guy has a passion for sharing his technical knowledge and has completed several training sessions for a variety of audiences in French, English and Spanish. He led the team that won the Integra Gold Rush Challenge in 2016 ($500,000) which applied a combination of geology, virtual reality, weight of evidence and machine learning techniques to identify the most prospective exploration targets.




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