A junior mining outfit is taking an analytic approach to get the geological big picture around a former Sudbury-area gold mine. MacDonald Mines Exploration has engaged GoldSpot Discoveries, a Toronto mining technology company, to help with exploration on its SPJ Project, 40 kilometres northeast of the city.
MacDonald believes there’s a large gold system of interconnected deposits on its 18,930-hectare land package in Davis, Street and Scadding Townships. The property contains the former Scadding Gold Mine, which produced 29,000 ounces of gold in the 1980s.
The company made a new gold discovery this year at SPJ, 800 metres south of the mine, dubbed the Glade area, where it continues to find more mineralization along a more than 200-metre strike length.
GoldSpot is an artificial intelligence (AI) mine tech company, using a machine-learning algorithm to process millions of data points to identify targets for exploration drilling.