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EA5029 - Integrated Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing of Mineral Exploration Targets

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science, Technology & Engineering

This subject introduces various modern GIS-aided and/or GIS-based techniques for mapping of geochemical anomalies and prospective areas in the target generation phase of mineral exploration. It consists of three parts, all centred on the theme mineral exploration: (I) mapping geochemical anomalies, (II) spectral remote sensing for mineral exploration and (III) mapping of mineral prospectivity.

Learning Outcomes

  • analysis and mapping of geochemical anomalies for mineral exploration using spatial techniques;
  • recognising indications of mineralisation from remotely-sensed data;
  • analysis and integration of geoscience spatial information (e.g., geochemical anomalies) to map mineral prospectivity using GIS.
Prerequisites: Minerals Geoscience Masters students only

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