1 August 1984 Synergistic Value Of Interpreting Imagery Of Various Scales For Oil And Mineral Exploration
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Proceedings Volume 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing; (1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943066
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
Abstract
Interpretation of imagery and photographs of various scales (altitudes) can be valuable in formulating new exploration concepts in both proven and frontier areas of oil and mineral exploration. This synergistic approach utilizes a methodology of proven merit and takes advantage of the growing variety of imagery and photo types and scales that are available in photographic archives. Analysis of satellite imagery combined with high, medium and low-altitude photography permits the interpreter to augment the regional, synoptic views at orbital scale with the magnified detail of lower altitude photography in searching for exploration clues. Three areas are selected for interpretation and preparation of multiple geologic overlays. They are Patrick Draw - West Desert Springs area, Wyoming (hydrocarbons), New Almaden district, California (Hg), and Getchell deposit, Nevada (Au). These examples demonstrate the approach and utility of multiple scales and types of imagery in documenting the geology of both metalliferous and petroleum-bearing areas.
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Lowell E. Bogart, Leigh A. Readdy, "Synergistic Value Of Interpreting Imagery Of Various Scales For Oil And Mineral Exploration", Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943066; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943066
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Photography

Earth observing sensors

Landsat

Remote sensing

Minerals

Mercury

Vegetation

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