TruScan named 2022 Mining Innovation of the Year

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Boart Longyear, a leading provider of drilling services and equipment, is proud to announce that its innovative in-field drill sample scanning system, TruScan™, has been named Mining Innovation of the Year at the prestigious Mines and Money conference in London, held in December of 2022. This recognition highlights Boart Longyear's commitment to providing cutting-edge technologies that drive productivity and efficiency in the mining industry.

TruScan™ offers several benefits for mining exploration. By providing access to orebody information remotely, quickly, and efficiently, it allows mining companies to spend more time analyzing the data and creating geological information, rather than wasting valuable time drilling 'blind.' The near-real-time data also enables dynamic drill programs that drill the right ore, thereby moving resources forward faster and creating significant value.

In addition to its exploration benefits, TruScan™ also provides value in the mineral production and processing space. By giving customers a greater understanding of their orebody, it allows them to adjust their processes to drive greater mining efficiency, adding hundreds of millions in value for mining companies that choose to use the technology.

Boart Longyear has always been dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative technologies that drive efficiency and productivity in the mining industry. The recognition of TruScan™ as Mining Innovation of the Year is a testament to this commitment, and we are proud of the team's hard work and dedication in bringing this technology to market. This award would not have been possible without our team's ingenuity, development, and marketing of TruScan™.

In light of this achievement, Boart Longyear is pleased to announce the formation of a new entity focused on accelerating the growth of TruScan™ technology. This new entity will be tasked with developing and marketing new applications for TruScan™, expanding its market reach, and driving innovation in the mining industry. We are excited about the future of TruScan™ and the potential it has to transform the mining industry.

About TruScan

TruScan™ is a revolutionary technology that utilizes digital sensing and artificial intelligence to provide near-real-time geochemical and lithological data on core and chip samples. This data allows miners and explorers to gain greater insights into their orebody knowledge, leading to faster decision-making, automated quantitative processes, and consistent logging of core. TruScan™ users can reduce their costs per meter by more than $80, making it a valuable investment for mining companies looking to increase their bottom line.‍

About Veracio

Veracio offers mining clients a range of solutions that improve, automate, and digitally transform their orebody sciences in exploration, resource definition and production. Championing a modern approach through a diverse product portfolio Veracio fuses science and technology together with digital accessibility by using advanced scanning, sensing with strong data governance and the deployment of AI to accelerate real-time decision making and significantly improve efficiency, profitability, and sustainability across the value chain.

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With over 100 years of hard-won experience and international pedigree in our field, Veracio pioneers ground-breaking technologies to provide clear, accurate data sets that reveal more valuable, actionable information than ever before.

From in-field geochemistry and artificial intelligence, to on-rig performance capturing rock properties in real-time, our platforms are designed to change what you expect from your own orebody knowledge.

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TruScan™ offers explorers and mine geologists non-destructive and accurate elemental data of chips and core, right there in the field. Capable of scanning 80 to 100m (200 to 300 ft) of core per 12-hour shift (depending on required data density) and many more meters (feet) per shift on RC chips, a single unit can potentially scan the core from multiple drill rigs, legacy core, or a combination of both.
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