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Satellite Images for Mining and Mineral Exploration

Satellite images for Mining and Mineral Exploration have benefited geologists, scientists and exploration managers due to the sensor containing multiple band colors which allows them to interpret wavelengths that cannot be seen by the human eye, such as near infrared, short wave infrared and thermal infrared to identify the difference in structural features of the earth’s surface.

Pleiades (0.5m) Satellite Image of Bingham Copper Mine

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image Marcona Mine, Peru

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) satellite image of Marcona, Peru was collected on August 23, 2009. The major industry in the Marcona District is the Marcona Mine, an open-pit iron mine. The mine was acquired in 1992 by Shougang Corporation a state owned Chinese corporation which does business locally as Shougang Hiero Peru.

 

 

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