MAPPING GLAUCONITE UNITES WITH USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN NORTH EAST OF IRAN
- 1GSINET, Geomatic group, Geological Survey of Iran, North East Territory, Mashhad, Iran
- 2Department of Geology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
Keywords: Glauconite, NE of Iran, Koppeh-dagh Structure zone, Spectral Angel Mapper (SAM) classification, image processing techniques
Abstract. Glauconite is a greenish ferric-iron silicate mineral with micaceous structure, characteristically formed in shallow marine environments. Glauconite has been used as a pigmentation agent for oil paint, contaminants remover in environmental studies and a source of potassium in plant fertilizers, and other industries. Koppeh-dagh basin is extended in Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan countries and Glauconite units exist in this basin. In this research for enhancing and mapping glauconitic units in Koppeh-dagh structural zone in north east of Iran, remote sensing techniques such as Spectral Angle Mapper classification (SAM), band ratio and band composition methods on SPOT, ASTER and Landsat data in 3 steps were applied.