IDENTIFICATION OF IRON OXIDES MINERALS IN WESTERN JAHAJPUR REGION, INDIA USING AVIRIS-NG HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING
Hyperspectral remote sensing is being considered as an advanced technique for mineral identification of surficial deposits. In this research different iron oxides minerals such as limonite, goethite has been identified using AVIRIS-NG airborne hyperspectral remote sensing covering the Omkarpura, Itwa, and Chhabadiya mines area in Jahajpur Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India. AVIRIS-NG has shown robust performance in iron oxide identification in the study area. Mineral spectral signatures of the AVIRIS-NG data were compared with spectra of USGS spectral library, and field investigated mineral spectra of iron oxides and found very promising. The results allow us to conclude that due the high signal to noise ratios of the AVIRIS-NG, it is capable to identify the different iron bearing minerals in the visible and infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.