Digital analysis applied to mineral exploration at the Puerto Libertad area, Sonora, Mexico

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Title:
Digital analysis applied to mineral exploration at the Puerto Libertad area, Sonora, Mexico
Author:
Rodriguez de Ornelas, Edna Patricia, 1958-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Digital analysis of thematic mapper images and digital elevation model (DEM) of the Puerto Libertad area, emphasized a NE-E structural pattern and a less evident N-S structural trend. These structures may correspond to the distensive mechanisms of the opening of the Gulf of California. Also, semicircular structures in the area were recognized. These are associated to plutonic bodies or local volcanic centers. Exploration targets are most likely to occur in the last type of structures. Analysis included multispectral ratios of bands 5/7 and 5/1 to enhance lithologic discrimination and alteration zones especially hydroxyl-bearing and ferric iron alterations. Principal component analysis to enhance spectral data was also performed. Images revealed new lithologic subdivisions in units previously mapped. Analysis of DEM data and gradient operators from the first principal component image were analyzed to extract textural information.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mining.; Remote Sensing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Glass, Charles E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDigital analysis applied to mineral exploration at the Puerto Libertad area, Sonora, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorRodriguez de Ornelas, Edna Patricia, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez de Ornelas, Edna Patricia, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDigital analysis of thematic mapper images and digital elevation model (DEM) of the Puerto Libertad area, emphasized a NE-E structural pattern and a less evident N-S structural trend. These structures may correspond to the distensive mechanisms of the opening of the Gulf of California. Also, semicircular structures in the area were recognized. These are associated to plutonic bodies or local volcanic centers. Exploration targets are most likely to occur in the last type of structures. Analysis included multispectral ratios of bands 5/7 and 5/1 to enhance lithologic discrimination and alteration zones especially hydroxyl-bearing and ferric iron alterations. Principal component analysis to enhance spectral data was also performed. Images revealed new lithologic subdivisions in units previously mapped. Analysis of DEM data and gradient operators from the first principal component image were analyzed to extract textural information.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mining.en_US
dc.subjectRemote Sensing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGlass, Charles E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342012en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26476046en_US
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