Mining Exploration Research

  • Research at the Core-Net facility focuses on remote sampling techniques that maximize the power of this technology, benefitting research and industry in practical ways.
Rock Slab, Gridded Hyperspectral data cube Finding sulfides with remote sensing
Rock slab, gridded Hyperspectral data cube illustrating a large number of spectral bands, most beyond the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Significant association between sulfide percentage and thermal infrared reflectance guides prospectors to rich mineral deposits associated with sulfides.

    • Mining exploration techniques can benefit from remote sensing in the following ways:
    • Develop a lithologic & mineral mapping capability for northern latitudes where vast terrains of poor accessibility make field work costly
    • Generate comprehensive and unique land surveys
    • Map and discriminate ultramafic units, gossans

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