Using ETM⁺ and ASTER sensors to identify iron occurrences in the Esfordi 1:100000 mapping sheet of Central Iran

Sadeghi, Behnam, Khalajmasoumi, Masoumeh, Afzal, Peyman, Moarefvand, Parviz, Yasrebi, Amir Bijan, Wetherelt, Andy, Foster, Patrick, and Ziazarifi, Afshar (2013) Using ETM⁺ and ASTER sensors to identify iron occurrences in the Esfordi 1:100000 mapping sheet of Central Iran. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 85. pp. 103-114.

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Abstract

Many iron occurrences and deposits exist in the Central Iranian structural zone, especially in the Bafq district. The Esfordi 1:100,000 mapping sheet is located in this region and there are several iron mines and deposits, e.g. Chadormalu, Choghart, Seh-Chahoon, Mishdowan and Zaghia. The aim of this study is to identify and detect the iron bearing occurrences by utilizing the Landsat ETM⁺ and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite data. Several methods consist of Linear Band Prediction (LS-Fit), Matched Filtering (MF), Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM), Spectral Feature Fitting (SFF), Band Ratio (BR: 2/1 and 3/1) and Visual interpretation (RGB: 531) were used for this purpose. Structures were identified by visual interpretation of images and band combinations (RGB: 431). Target areas were found by LS-Fit, MF and SAM overlapping being situated in the North and the North-East, Central and North Western parts of the Esfordi mapping sheet which is now proposed for iron occurrences prospecting.

Item ID: 44082
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-1956
Keywords: Central Iran; Esfordi; iron; remote sensing; alteration; structures
Funders: Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch (IAU)
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 02:23
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0402 Geochemistry > 040201 Exploration Geochemistry @ 20%
09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems @ 30%
09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing @ 50%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840104 Iron Ore Exploration @ 100%
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