Regional stereoscopic mapping study using remotely sensed imagery completed

The accurate distribution of the principal geological units and the structures which affect them have successfully been photogeologically mapped from remotely sensed data over a large (60,000 square kilometre) area using a state of the art digital photogrammetric workstation. The resulting litho-structural maps show many features which have not been identified by earlier workers and have significantly advanced the geological understanding of the region. More specifically, areas of higher prospectivity have been highlighted which consider the nature and extent of the likely source rocks and the transport, deposition/concentration and preservation of the multi-national mining company's target minerals. This work, once validated by a stage of ground truthing will assist in guiding the field mapping and exploratory drilling.