Technology no exploration panacea for mine finder

ONE of the most successful mining company builders of the past two decades isn’t a huge fan of the “artificial intelligence” shtick currently doing the rounds, saying it is “no match for natural stupidity” when it comes to exploration, and is also proving a big hindrance for raising funds in the sector.

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Sean Roosen, the Canadian geologist and entrepreneur that formed the hugely succcesful Osisko Exploration early this century with his buddies John Burzynski and Bob Wares, likes to keep it real simple.

He suggested to the PDAC Convention in Toronto this week that less emphasis should be placed on technology as an exploration tool and more on getting boots on the ground and, in particular, drilling.

“If you don’t create new data you are not going to find anything,” Roosen said.

“There’s not much chance anyone is going to find anything sitting in their office in Toronto looking at the bottom right hand corner of their spreadsheet.

“We’ve tried this stuff … got lots of guys ...