Decisions and Discovery – Upgrading to “Truth Machine 2.0” – SEG Newsletter

Published: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Newsletter N109– April 2017 

Drilling holes is the universally accepted means to find orebodies, so much so that some have nicknamed the drill a “truth machine.” Regardless of your take on snappy monikers, at some point, to advance the process of exploration, you need to drill a hole; this is a critical hypothesis test designed to support a decision. It is true regardless of the type of program— e.g., early-stage exploration, resource definition, or active mining— or the type of drilling—e.g., RC, RAB, DD, or blast hole.

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