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Special Issue "Mineral Exploration Based on Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 951
Special Issue Editors
Interests: remote sensing; mineral exploration; sabkha environments; environmental pollution; sand dunes
Interests: economic geology; precambrian geology; geochemistry
Special Issue Information
In many environments where traditional field surveys are difficult and time-consuming, remote sensing technology enables quick delineation of mineralized zones over wide areas at minimum cost and effort. Minerals and rocks are identified based on their mineral absorption properties present in the visible, near-infrared (VNIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR) (0.4–2.5 μm), and thermal infrared (TIR) (8-12 μm) wavelength regions. Iron oxides and hydroxides are characterized in the spectra region of the VNIR (0.4 to 1.1 µm) region, whereas the SWIR absorption features (2.0 to 2.5 µm) distinguish the spectra of carbonates, clay minerals, and sulphates. TIR distinguishes the spectra of silicates. Multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data are used for mineral exploration in various environments to delineate structural elements that may have controlled mineralization as well as alteration zones. Mineral exploration in these environments is examined using numerous image processing techniques, such as minimum noise fraction (MNF), principal component analysis (PCA), band ratio (BR), matched filtering (MF), machine learning, and image classification.
Dr. Habes A. Ghrefat
Dr. Salah Al-Khirbash
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hydrothermal alteration
- multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing
- arid and semi-arid environments
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Identification of hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks in the Al Amar area (Eastern Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia) using ASTER data, spectral measurements and minerals study
Author: Habes Ghrefat
Title: Mineralogical, Geochemical and Spectral Characteristics of Low -High Grade Bauxite Deposits of South Bauxite Zone at Al Ba’itha Mine, Az Zabirah, Saudi Arabia
Author: Habes Ghrefat
Title: Application of Space- borne datasets in Geo-structural mapping of an interior Cretaceous rift basin: Case study from Kharit area, South Eastern Desert, Egypt
Authors: Ahmed Abdelhalim , Shawky Sakran, Islam Abuelella, and Said Mohamed Said
Title: Mapping the alteration zones using remote Sensing and GIS, Al-Mukalla area.
Author: Tarek Al-Hibshi et al
Title: Mapping hydrotherl alteration in Khunayqiyah, Eastern Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia using remote sensing WordView Data
Author: Abdulrahman, AL-Harbi