Greg Hall, previously the Chief Geologist of Placer Dome Group, and currently Chairman of Golden Phoenix Resources in Australia, played a senior role in the discoveries of Barrick Gold’s Granny Smith gold mine and Rio Tinto’s Yandi iron ore mine.
“I have read your report on the Porcupine Camp in Timmins with great interest and satisfaction. I am impressed that your data mining process not only identifies areas of interest but can rate the datasets’ contribution to the prospectivity analysis. I am very satisfied with this project and I hope we do more studies of this type.”
Mark Baknes, VP Exploration for Kiska Metals Corporation, and recipient of the 2003 British Columbia & Yukon Chamber of Mines H. H. “Spud” Huestis Award for excellence in mineral exploration.
“Your neural network targeting in the Walker Lane, Nevada, led us to discover new mineral occurrences in this mature exploration district. The process allowed our company, with little Great Basin experience, to operate with considerable advantage over the competition. I predict this process will become standard industry practice, as airborne geophysics became in the 70’s.”
Jeff Chambers, formerly Exploration Manager in Chile for Cyprus Amax Minerals and currently an independent consultant based in Tucson, Arizona.
“I consider the technical team of Barnett and Williams to be the essential component of an effective neural network exercise. They bring together a rare combination of qualities—mathematical rigor, an understanding of economic geology and geophysical theory, and years of practical exploration experience—that is indispensable to a successful neural network analysis. I can’t imagine attempting this type of analysis with any other group.”