Exploring Mining Landscapes: Reconciling Past and Present of Mining Activity
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 19885
Interests: mineral prospecting; geology of ore deposits; mineral prospection; mining geomorphology; geoarchaeology; remote sensing; UAVs; LiDAR
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The recent growth of technological applications has led to the rapid expansion and development of the mining sector at a rate never seen before. Remote sensing technologies based on LiDAR- and UAVs-derived data have efficiently contributed to changes in the mining prospection and research fields. These methods enable the rapid mapping of potential mining sectors in remote or densely vegetated areas, promoting improved, more efficient, and more secure exploitation practices. Furthermore, the combination of new technologies and historical research sheds light on the study of ore bodies and the evolution of mining practices. Historical mining sectors provide vital information for the exploration of ore bodies, leading to the discovery of some of the most outstanding mines, such as those in the Pyrite Belt in Spain, the iron mines in Wales, and the gold mines in California. This Special Issue aims to publish original work and reviews focused on different technologies and sensors implemented to explore past and current mining scenarios. In addition, the development of prospection methods and analysis of mining landforms and other anthropic remains based on remote sensing, geologic or geomorphologic information that aims to identify potential exploitation sectors are also welcome.
Dr. Javier Fernández Lozano
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- remote sensing
- mining heritage
- mineral prospection
- ore bodies exploration
- GIS tools
- UAV electromagnetic
- UAV sonar
- mining geology
- mining geomorphology
- environmental mining management