VERACIO announces AI-based geology project with in-situ core scanning

Veracio, a pioneer company in AI and geology solutions integrated with science and OBK (orebody knowledge), began a project for an open pit, low-grade copper mining company that in its initial phase includes 15,000 meters of core scanning and geochemical analysis. with the TruScan platform. The company to which this service will be provided is Sierra Gorda SCM, a porphyry copper miningoperation with molybdenum mineralization, located in the Antofagasta Region(Chile).

JT Clark, CEO of Veracio, said: “Sierra Gorda SCM is leading the application of advanced technology in the pursuit of continued excellence, and we are grateful that they have selected Veracio as a partner. At the same time, it is a great opportunity to present our approach of offering cutting-edge OBK solutions through our local Veracio team in South America.”

Key features

Veracio's TruScan solution will improve information quality by delivering a rapid combination of high-resolution intelligent data streams to Sierra Gorda SCM geologists. These include: photographs of wet and dry drill cores, array-calibrated XRF (X-ray fluorescence) geochemistry obtained through a high-speed, automated, continuous scanning service, with all data processed and analyzed within 24 hours.

The solution also includes AI-assisted digital registration using cloud software and processing technologies. Additionally, this solution accelerates structural recording and rock quality designation(RQD), providing geologists and engineers with standardized, accurate and timely access to structural data, while reducing manual handling. This willresult in greater accessibility and quality of geoscience data, which is critical to the long-term value of the miner, and to centralize information forgeoscience staff.

Veracio is confident that Sierra Gorda SCM will benefit from an overall reduction in environmental impact aligned with broaderESG initiatives. This includes an immediate reduction in the carbon footprint related to core transportation and processing, as well as significant potential to reduce water and energy consumption through alternative design options, production optimization and better waste management. minerals and waste.Additionally, Veracio has reported that its clients have seen savings of up to 8hours per day in log analysis productivity, millions in drilling, and over $1billion in reduced capital costs on projects.

About Sierra Gorda:

Sierra Gorda is a conventional open pit copper mine located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile. Located at a relatively low altitude of 1,700 m above sea level, construction of the mine began in 2011, before commissioning in 2014. Sierra Gorda SCM is a self-managed Joint Venture, with equity participation from KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. of Poland and South32 Limited of Australia. Sierra Gorda SCM has a copper, molybdenum and gold sulfide mineral reserve of over one billion tonnes and a mine life of over 20 years. It benefits from modern, high-quality processing equipment.

About Veracio

Veracio provides mineral exploration and mining companies with a range of technology solutions that are specifically designed to improve the speed, richness and reliability of core sample and downhole data. Veracio offers 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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