Surface Geology for Mineral Exploration

ESA Geology Project - Integrated EO-based surface geology for mineral exploration

Working in conjunction with IMC, Airbus Defence and Space carried out a GIS based geological and mineralogical interpretation study based on the analysis of EO data for the IMC Group.

This project successfully demonstrated the benefits of EO data to aid mineral exploration and mining, in particular in remote regions of the world. This product aims to compliment existing field techniques to provide a more cost-efficient service.

The study uses a combination of SAR and optical satellite imagery to provide a detailed interpretation of the geology structure, lithology and mineralogy of an area of interest at a number of different scales ranging from 1:2,500 to 1:250,000.

Product

Digital (CD-ROM)

  • Vectors (DXF, ArcView)
  • Imagery (GeoTIFF)

Mapsheets-ERS SAR Image

  • ASTER bands 631(rgb)
  • ASTER band 2 with structural interpretation overlay
  • ASTER bands 631(rgb) / ERS SAR merge
  • ERS SAR Image with structural interpretation overlay
  • ERS SAR Image with mineral overlay
Surface Geology for Mineral Exploration - IMC

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Surface Geology for Mineral Exploration