Environmental quality monitoring
Evaluation of subpixel spectral methods for secondary iron minerals identification and change detection in Darrehzar mine, SE Iran

Aliyeh Seifi Seifi; Mahdieh Hosseinjanizadeh; Hojatollah Ranjbar; Mehdi Honarmand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 July 2023


  The main objective of this research is to discriminate secondary iron minerals and investigate changes caused by their relocation during mining activities using multispectral satellite data collected over an 11-year period. To achieve this aim, MF and CEM performed using USGS library spectra, field spectra ...  Read More

Mapping of rock outcrops as a prerequisite for lithogeochemical sampling surveys based on the spatial distribution analysis: an application of ASTER data, southern Iran

Samira Shayganpour; Majid Hashemi Tangestani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 July 2023


  Rock outcrops are generally covered by vegetation and the Quaternary deposits so that impede their enhancement on the satellite imagery. This fact leads that identification of pixels of rock outcrops be a challenging task for field sampling such as in lithogeochemical surveys. Therefore, in order to ...  Read More

Mineral exploration and mining
Application of Multisensor images for exploration of porphyry copper mineralization in the Rabor area, Kerman, Iran

Ahmad Pourshamsoddin Motlagh; Hojjatollah Ranjbar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 July 2023


  The purpose of this study was to use the multisensor images for the exploration of porphyry copper deposits in the southeast of Kerman province, Rabor region. ASTER, Sentinel-2A and IKONOS images were used. IARR correction was performed on IKONOS, Sentinel-2A and 5 bands of the ASTER TIR dataset and ...  Read More