Common Misconceptions about NI 43-101 Reports – Part 1

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Although there are literally hundreds of reports filed annually to comply with NI 43-101 requirements, it doesn’t mean that the reports are all fulfilling the intent of the regulation.  I’ve heard plenty of people complain that they see reports that are poor quality, sparking questions of “how do these reports make it onto SEDAR?”.  Since…

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Real-Time Targeting with Quality Structural Data- Bringing QAQC to Oriented Core Drilling

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Introduction: Oriented core drilling methods have rapidly evolved over the last several years, leading to a recent uptick in use and multiple case studies where proper use of the tool leads to discovery. Modern orientation tools utilize solid-state accelerometer sensors to reliably determine and mark the position of the downward acceleration vector of gravity on…

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Take the leap to NIR technology – a few points about mineral detection in the field.

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Near Infrared Measurement Options for Today’s Exploration Geologist   Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) is a proven analytical technique that measures light reflectance in the visible and near infrared region of the spectrum (350 to 2500 nanometers) to identify and differentiate various minerals.  While not all minerals are discernable with NIR, many of these minerals that…

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The Process of Technology Adoption – Series Part 2 of 2, Getting Better Return on Investment

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From the process in Part 1 you have a more robust configuration and implementation of the technology. Where practical, you can have a basis for increasing applications and increasing daily utilization. It is important to evaluate the tradeoffs between which applications are most important and maximizing utilization over time. There are many ways to consider…

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