Spectralucation July: Beyond Porphyry-Epithermal

Spectralucation July Beyond Porphyry Epithermal

A common comment that we receive is that ‘spectral is great for porphyry and epithermal, but it cannot help with other deposits.’ At LKI Consulting, we wholeheartedly disagree with this statement so for our last Spectralucation July post we would like to debunk some myths and explore the range of deposit types that are seen…

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Spectralucation July: Using Spectral Composition Data

Spectralucation July Using Spectral Composition Data

If you are unaware, hyperspectral data is renown for producing mineral data; biotite, white mica, tourmaline, sulfates, carbonates, Fe-oxides… the list is long and diverse. However, spectral datasets also yield “composition” data, namely crystallinity and wavelength data. In this post we’re going to focus on some of the more common features and mineral groups they…

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Spectralucation July: Why Are Plants Green

Spectralucation July Why Are Plants Green Graph

Fig. 1. Montmorillonite spectra celebrating Spectalucation July. The y-axis is reflectance (%) and the x-axis is wavelength (nm). Our blog posts thus far have concentrated more on geochemistry and general themes so we thought for July… let’s get into some spectral topics to break up either the extreme heat that we’re feeling at our home…

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