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Researchers Help Expand Mineral Exploration Using Machine Learning

Western Australia.

Said Vladimir Puzyrev of Curtin Universitys Oil and Gas Innovation Centre and the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, "This project is an important step towards adding value to existing digital geochemical datasets."

Credit: Curtin University

Researchers at Australia's Curtin University and the Geological Survey of Western Australia are using deep learning to analyze geochemical data as part of an effort to expand mineral exploration in the region.

The Western Australia Mineral Exploration (WAMEX) database contains more than 50 million samples, making manual analysis cost prohibitive and time consuming.

Curtin's Vladimir Puzyrev said, "The ultimate aim of this research project is to help identify new mineral deposits in Western Australia by analyzing big geochemical data using deep learning methods."

From Curtin University News (Australia)
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