31th presence: From Deat River to Hypercube®, the endless journey into the uncharted...

By IOS team, November 9, 2015

In November 1985, Réjean Girard made his first poster presentation at the "Ministry open-house," held at Concord Hotel in Québec City, regarding the geology of Deat River area, New-Quebec. Once more, 30 years later, he is inviting the geoscientific community at Québec Mines for a presentation of the first preliminary results of mineral potential modeling, using Hypercube® prediction algorithm applied to the Sigeom database.

The project, jointly conducted by IOS and UQAC on behalf of the Québec’s department of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN), is carried by M. Éric Larouche, engineer at IOS, under the guidance of Dr. Réal Daigneault. Presented within the Geoscientific Exhibition, the project aims to model the mineral potential of a segment of the James Bay in regard of orogenic gold deposits. A comparison of the prediction made by Hypercube® with those generated by MERN geologists, using the weight of evidences protocols, will be discussed.

Furthermore, if your curiosity is tickled, live demos of Hypercube® capabilities will be offered at IOS’s booth (#55 and #56), located in the Trade Show. Come and meet Clément Dombrowski from IOS and Paulo Ferreira from BearingPoint and let them show you the world of rare event prediction. Our booth will be the animated one near the entrance of the Trade Show.

Québec Mines is one of the important gatherings of the Québec based mineral industry. Held in Québec City convention Center, from November 23 to 26, comes into the vibrant historic capital of Amérique Française. With a different but complementary mission compared to Xplor, this convention is the meeting point of mineral industry, government representatives and academic geoscientists. An open-pit of information available for you!

Just as we can't predict when the flipped coin will fall on its rim, mineral occurrences are rare and stubbornly challenging to statistics and predictions... but we do enjoy challenges...

We look forward to seeing you there!

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