Here are three case studies to illustrate our data mining process: one from the Walker Lane in the Western USA; one from the Porcupine Camp in Eastern Canada; and one from the Lachlan Fold Belt in Eastern Australia. These studies range from Archaean lode gold to Ordovician porphyry gold to Tertiary volcanic-hosted gold deposits, and from regional to mining camp scales.
These examples are all related to gold exploration. However, the BWM targeting process can be applied to a wide range of ore deposit types and geological environments. Our process can also be readily extended to 3-D or 4-D underground situations.