Determination of Spectral Characteristics on Archaean Komatiites in Ghattihosahalli Schist Belt (Gsb) of Kumminagatta, Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India

Basavarajappa H.T., Manjunatha M.C., Rajendran S., Jeevan L., (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.312)


Komatiites contain economic important nickel, chromium, titanium and copper deposits and their spectral absorption characters are highly important in the remote sensing technique to map and explore such deposits bearing rocks. This study integrates hyperspectral signatures; petrological and geochemical characters of serpentinite bearing ultramafic komatiite rock noticed at the Ghattihosahalli Schist Belt (GSB), near Kumminagatta village, in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka, India and demonstrate specific spectral absorptions of the rock. The measurement of spectral signatures of the rock using spectroradiometer produced significant absorptions near 700, 900 to1100, 1400, 2300, 2380 and 2470 nm in the 350-2500 nm wavelength. The spectral absorptions depend mainly on the optical and physico-chemical characters of the rock and are studied with the spectra of mineral library of USGS and JPL and characterized. This study can be used in the remote sensing technique to map similar rocks and bearing mineralization of the remote areas.


Geochemical data; GSB, Komatiite; Kumminagatta; Spectral signatures

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