Integrated data of remote sensing and geophysical data for iron ore exploration in the western part of Wadi Shatti district, Libya

Younes Ajal Abulghasem, Juhari Mat Akhir, Abdul Rahim Samsudin, Wan Fuad Wan Hassan, Bashir Mohamed Youshah

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Abstract

This study deals with the iron ore deposits and its occurrences in the western part of Wadi Shatti district, Libya. An integration of Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images were used and processed by using a Maximum Likelihood supervised Classification image and band ratio images to discriminate and delineate different lithological units in the study area. Magnetic data were used in this study to identify any magnetic response especially in the south side of the area which is totally covered with sand dunes to discover any probable occurrence of iron ore. This study is supported with field study and geochemical investigation. The results showed that the iron ore belt still extend from the west and southwest part under the sand dunes. The magnetic data show a big anomaly located to the south of the study area under the sand dunes which could be sign of iron occurrence. Finally new potential map for the new areas of iron ore deposit was produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1441-1454
Number of pages14
JournalElectronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Volume16 P
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Geochemical
  • Iron ore
  • Libya
  • Magnetic
  • Remote sensing

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Integrated data of remote sensing and geophysical data for iron ore exploration in the western part of Wadi Shatti district, Libya. / Abulghasem, Younes Ajal; Akhir, Juhari Mat; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim; Hassan, Wan Fuad Wan; Youshah, Bashir Mohamed.

In: Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 16 P, 2011, p. 1441-1454.

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Abulghasem, Younes Ajal ; Akhir, Juhari Mat ; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim ; Hassan, Wan Fuad Wan ; Youshah, Bashir Mohamed. / Integrated data of remote sensing and geophysical data for iron ore exploration in the western part of Wadi Shatti district, Libya. In: Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011 ; Vol. 16 P. pp. 1441-1454.
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