Rapid and intelligent adoption of cost-effective technological innovations is one of the key means that exploration companies have of making breakthrough discoveries in an at times crowded exploration space. Companies are also looking to ensure that the technologies adopted allow for a decrease in the environmental footprint of their resource exploration and drilling programmes. Among many other applications, the latest technologies are allowing better access to mine sites, decreasing the invasiveness of subsoil data collection, providing more advanced geochemical analysis, and automating the process of estimating resource extraction costs and values.