Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate various applications of reflectance spectroscopy to mineral exploration and enviromental studies.

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General Spectscopy and Applications to Geology

1. An Overview of VIS-NIR-SWIR Field Spectroscopy as Applied to Precious Metal Exploration by P. Hauff


Gold Exploration

1. VIS-NIR-SWIR Spectroscopy as Applied to Gold Exploration: Gold Alteration Mineral Chart

2. Lihir Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea (Data Metallogenica Case Study)

3. Comstock Lode (Nevada) Low Sulfidation System

4. Alteration Related to Epithermal Deposits

5. Summitville, CO


Porphyry Copper

1. Cananea Porphyry, Mexico


Carlin Trend - Disseminated Gold

1. Spectroscopy of Carlin Trend Deposits


Geothermal Systems

1. New Zealand Geothermal Systems: White Island and Waiotapu


Uranium Deposits

1. Athabasca Basin, Canada - Midwest Lake Deposit



1. Spectroscopy of Kimberlites


Environmental Applications

1.  Coeur D'Alene District, Idaho - EPA Study

2.  Hyperspectral Evaluation - Dragon Mine, Tintic District, Utah


Remote Sensing

1. Hyperspectral Evaluation - Dragon Mine, Tintic District, Utah



1.  REE Identification



1. Pipestone Study (by Hollinger et al.)



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