The Role of Big Data in Discovering New Minerals in South Africa

The role of big data in discovering new minerals in South Africa

Southern Africa:

Big data to play major role in new mineral discoveries in South Africa.

South Africa’s mineral resources – some of which are supposedly reaching the end of their lifespan such as gold – may be in for a resurrection as new technologies may lead to the discovery of new deposits hitherto hidden deep underground.

Professor Susan Webb of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Geosciences said using the latest techniques in analysing so-called big data it was thought likely that previously unknown deposits of…

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