In today’s mining industry, fast access to reliable data about the geology of a rock deposit is critical when making operational decisions about field work at a mine. 

Each mine site can drill between 100 and 1000 metres of drill core per day—generating hundreds of images a week. These images are then kept as a record of the job and a resource for geologists to refer back on, rather than a quantitative dataset that adds value to a mining operation. 

Tapping into this rarely used data source of drill core imagery, DiUS joined forces with Solve Geosolutions to build Datarock—a SaaS offering that applies PyTorch-based image analysis techniques to a range of geological problems—to deliver information about a mineral deposit’s geology at scale.

Read how Datarock is using PyTorch for more intelligent decision making.