Application of remote sensing and GIS mapping to Quaternary to recent surficial sediments of the Central Uranium district, Namibia

Mhopjeni, Kombada, Ford, Arianne, Cudahy, Thomas, Laukamp, Carsten, and McCuaig, Campbell (2012) Application of remote sensing and GIS mapping to Quaternary to recent surficial sediments of the Central Uranium district, Namibia. In: Abstracts from the 34th International Geological Congress. p. 740. From: IGC 2012: 34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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The arid conditions in the study area within the central Uranium district of the Namib Desert are suitable for remote sensing analysis. This research applies integrated remote sensing and GIS methods to various datasets including ASTER and Hymap hyperspectral, and includes field-validation to differentiate between previously undifferentiated Quaternary to Recent surficial sediments. Comparative assessment of the remote sensing and GIS derived geological datasets is performed, and field mapping used to the constrain results. In conjunction with the integrated mapping, the distribution of uranium in the area through natural processes such as wind and fluvial systems, as well as factors associated with mining and exploration are investigated. In addition to baseline geological data, the study provides useful information for the understanding of secondary uranium mineralisation, and for environmental monitoring of uranium activity.

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Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 01:04
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040601 Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840199 Mineral Exploration not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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