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Mineral exploration with ERTS imageryTen potential target areas for metallic mineral exploration were selected on the basis of a photo-lineament interpretation of the ERTS image 1172-17141 in central Colorado. An evaluation of bias indicated that prior geologic knowledge of the region had little, if any, effect on target selection. In addition, a contoured plot of the frequency of photo-lineament intersections was made to determine what relationships exist between the photo-lineaments and mineral districts. Comparison of this plot with a plot of the mineral districts indicates that areas with a high frequency of intersections commonly coincide with known mineral districts. The results of this experiment suggest that photo-lineaments are fractures or fracture-controlled features, and their distribution may be a guide to metallic mineral deposits in Colorado, and probably other areas as well.
Document ID
19740022646
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nicolais, S. M.
(Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d ERTS-1 Symp., Vol. 1, Sect. A
Subject Category
Geophysics
Report/Patent Number
PAPER-G14
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-21778
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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