Utilization of Landsat data in the detection of lineaments in the south central Alborz Mountains of northern Iran.

S. Bagheri, R. W. Kiefer

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Abstract

The major contribution of Landsat imagery in mineral exploration and seismic activities has been the identification of previously unknown lineaments (faults and fracture systems). Concentrations of lineaments may indicate where the crust is weakest and, therefore, most likely to be mineralized or susceptible to seismic activity. In this study, a correlation was found between lineaments detected in the study area, the zone of weakness characterized by seismic activity, and mineral concentrations (phosphate deposits). -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-491
Number of pages11
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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