Sediment-hosted/orogenic gold mineral systems exploration using PALSAR remote sensing data in Peninsular Malaysia

Pour, A. B. and Hashim, M. (2016) Sediment-hosted/orogenic gold mineral systems exploration using PALSAR remote sensing data in Peninsular Malaysia. In: 8th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial and Remote Sensing, IGRSM 2016, 13 April 2016 through 14 April 2016, Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia.

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The Bentong-Raub Suture Zone (BRSZ) is genetically related to the sediment-hosted/orogenic gold deposits associated with the major lineaments and form-lines in the Central Gold Belt of Peninsular Malaysia. In this investigation, the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) satellite remote sensing data were used to analyse major geological structures in Peninsular Malaysia and provide detailed characterization of lineaments and form-lines in the BRSZ, as well as its implications for sediment-hosted/orogenic gold exploration in tropical environments. The pervasive array of N-S faults in the study area and surrounding terrain is mainly linked to the N-S trending of the BRSZ Suture Zone. N-S striking lineaments are often cut by younger NE-SW and NW-SE-trending lineaments. Three generations of folding event have been discerned from remote sensing structural analysis. Gold mineralized trends lineaments are associated with the intersection of N-S, NE-SW, NNW-SSE and ESE-WNW faults and curvilinear features in shearing and alteration zones. Compressional tectonics structures such as NW-SE trending thrust, ENE-WSW oriented faults in mylonite and phyllite, recumbent folds and asymmetric anticlines in argillite are high potential zones for gold prospecting.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Faulting, Gold, Gold deposits, Sediments, Structural geology, Synthetic aperture radar, Tectonics
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G70.39-70.6 Remote sensing
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:73171
Deposited By: Muhammad Atiff Mahussain
Deposited On:30 Nov 2017 07:58
Last Modified:30 Nov 2017 07:58

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