The inaugural Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report analyses the processes and technologies delivering currently underwhelming discovery rates, alongside recent greenfield and brownfield success stories.
The report is divided into three sections: the findings from our first Exploration Survey with commentary and analysis from other leading providers of exploration research; a technology review; and an aggregation of outstanding intercepts, maiden resource publications, and then technical profiles of the 10 most distinguished recent success stories.
The report covers:
- A survey of some 350 mining-industry professionals to gauge the current state of exploration
- Technical profiles unpacking the exploration processes behind the latest and greatest greenfield and brownfield discoveries
- A ranking of recent intercepts and maiden resource statements
- A review of technologies and techniques that could help improve the discovery rate
We built the Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report with a variety of research techniques, along with some borrowed research data.
At the centre of much of our analysis is a survey of some 350 industry professionals that we ran from early December until early February.
This was a broad-ranging questionnaire tackling issues from culture to technology, which we built in close consultation with research partner, SRK Exploration.
We complemented those results with research from leading firms in the exploration space, MinEx Consulting and S&P Global Intelligence.
The Technology & Techniques chapter was assembled through third-party media reviews and online conference attendance, while we contacted companies directly responsible for recent discoveries to better understand their exploration approach.
Research partner RSC did the heavy lifting on our behalf to deliver the most impressive drill intercepts and maiden resource statements based on their inhouse algorithm.
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