Vancouver-based Earth ‘x-ray’ company Ideon Technologies and Glencore Canada Corp will implement the use of cosmic-ray muon tomography for mineral exploration in the Matagami mining camp in the province of Québec. This will be one of the first deployments in the world of Ideon’s newly miniaturized borehole muon detectors. These HQ-gauge, low-power, low-maintenance muon detectors are suitable for operation in extreme environmental conditions, such as those experienced in the Nord-du-Québec region.Ideon is a world pioneer in cosmic-ray muon tomography, using energy from supernova explosions in space to provide x-ray-like imaging beneath the Earth’s surface. The Ideon Discovery Platform™ integrates proprietary detectors, inversion technologies, and software algorithms to produce 3D density maps of features up to 1 km underground. It provides the ability to accurately locate subsurface anomalies and reduces the need for expensive drilling activity while lowering environmental impact and increasing exploration certainty in the subsurface. Importantly, it can do so without interference from conductive overburden, which is common in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt.In addition to gathering new subsurface intelligence using muon tomography, Ideon will provide joint inversions with other existing data sets to validate survey results and understand how these capabilities can enable more effective exploration strategies.Ideon is currently implementing an early access program for borehole muon tomography.Ideon is a world pioneer in the application of cosmic-ray muon tomography. The Ideon Discovery Platform integrates proprietary detectors, imaging systems, inversion technologies, and artificial intelligence to provide x-ray-like visibility up to 1 km beneath the Earth’s surface.