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TitleLa télédétection appliquée à l'exploration minière : comparaison de données hyperspectrales, ASTER et WorldView-3
AuthorWickert, L; Peter, J MORCID logo; Harris, J R; Baugh, B; Coulter, D
SourceQuébec Mines 2014 : résumés des conférences et des photoprésentations; Quebec Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Various Documents 2015-03, 2015 p. 22 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150023
PublisherGouvernement du Québec
MeetingQuebec Mines 2014; Québec, QC; CA; November 23-26, 2015
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectseconomic geology; geophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; mineral deposits; sulphide deposits; mineral exploration; exploration methods; remote sensing; satellite imagery; Hope Bay Deposit; Hackett River Deposit
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Ore Systems
ProgramStrategic Initiatives in Northern Economic Development (SINED)
Released2015 01 01
Remotely sensed data have been used to assist in mineral exploration for decades, with applications in bedrock and surficial geological and alteration mineral mapping ,which can be integrated with other data for remote predictive mapping or prospectivity analyses. Here, we present remotely sensed data for the Hope Bay orogenic Au deposit and the Hackett River Ag-bearing VMS deposit, both in Nunavut, Canada. Data from three different sensors types will be examined: airborne hyperspectral imagery from the Geological Survey of Canada¿s SINED survey in 2009, commercially available Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data, and WorldView-3 from DigitalGlobe¿s satellite launched 13 August, 2014. The objective is to demonstrate how remotely sensed data can provide exploration targets for deposits in Canada¿s north, as well as compare and contrast results from the different sensors. ASTER is a 14 band multispectral sensor launched by NASA and Japan¿s METI (Japan Space Systems) in December 1999. ASTER has bands in the visible to near infrared, short-wave infrared and thermal (with spatial resolutions of 15, 30 and 90 m, respectively), and has been widely used world-wide to generate regional-scale mineral exploration targets. WorldView-3 is a 17 band multispectral sensor with a 31 cm resolution panchromatic band, 8 bands in the visible to short-wave infrared and 8 bands in the short-wave infrared, with native or collected spatial resolution of 1.2 and 3.7 m, respectively. Current US regulations will limit the spatial resolution of the SWIR sensor to 7.5 m when released.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) is a collaborative federal geoscience program that provides industry with the next generation of geoscience knowledge and innovative techniques to better detect buried mineral deposits, thereby reducing some of the risks of exploration. This abstract will compare and contrast the various outlined methods of remote sensing for mineral exploration in Canada's north. these methods are "green" and can significantly shorten the discovery phase of mineral exploration.

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