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Barrick Gold to Use Fleet Space’s Mineral Exploration Tech at Reko Diq Project

By Rachel Jewett | July 10, 2024

The Reko Diq mining project site in Pakistan. Photo: Barrick Gold

International mining company Barrick Gold is using a Fleet Space Technologies solution for copper exploration at its Reko Diq project in Pakistan.

Barrick Gold is using Fleet Space’s ExoSphere product to generate 3D subsurface maps to find zones of interest for copper mining. ExoSphere combines Fleet Space’s satellite network in Low-Earth Orbit and seismic sensors and rapid data processing to improve mineral exploration. 

The Reko Diq project, located in the Chagai mountain range, is one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold projects in the world. Barrick Gold plans to begin production there in 2028. Fleet Space said this solution will support ESG objectives at the site. 

 “By applying the latest innovations in space, AI, and 3D multiphysics to copper exploration, we demonstrate a more sustainable, scalable path to achieve the copper supply needed for our clean energy future, in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” commented  Flavia Tata Nardini, co-founder and CEO of Fleet Space Technologies.