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  • 1. Band ratio: B11/(B10+B12) Blue is low quartz content Red is high quartz content Geoscience Applications: Use in combination with Silica index to more accurately map "crystalline" quartz rather than poorly ordered silica (e.g. opal), feldspars and compacted clays.

  • Band ratio: B3/B2 Blue is low content Red is high content Use this image to help interpret the amount of "obscuring/complicating" green vegetation cover.

  • 1. Band ratio: (B5+B7)/B6 Blue is low abundance, Red is high abundance potentially includes: phengite, muscovite, paragonite, lepidolite, illite, brammalite, montmorillonite, beidellite, kaolinite, dickite Useful for mapping: (1) exposed saprolite/saprock (2) clay-rich stratigraphic horizons; (3) lithology-overprinting hydrothermal phyllic (e.g. white mica) alteration; and (4) clay-rich diluents in ore systems (e.g. clay in iron ore). Also combine with AlOH composition to help map: (1) exposed in situ parent material persisting through "cover" which can be expressed as: (a) more abundant AlOH content + (b) long-wavelength (warmer colour) AlOH composition (e.g. muscovite/phengite).

  • 1. Band ratio: B5/B7 Blue is well ordered kaolinite, Al-rich muscovite/illite, paragonite, pyrophyllite Red is Al-poor (Si-rich) muscovite (phengite) useful for mapping: (1) exposed saprolite/saprock is often white mica or Al-smectite (warmer colours) whereas transported materials are often kaolin-rich (cooler colours); (2) clays developed over carbonates, especially Al-smectite (montmorillonite, beidellite) will produce middle to warmers colours. (2) stratigraphic mapping based on different clay-types; and (3) lithology-overprinting hydrothermal alteration, e.g. Si-rich and K-rich phengitic mica (warmer colours). Combine with Ferrous iron in MgOH and FeOH content products to look for evidence of overlapping/juxtaposed potassic metasomatism in ferromagnesian parents rocks (e.g. Archaean greenstone associated Au mineralisation) +/- associated distal propyllitic alteration (e.g. chlorite, amphibole).

  • 1. Band ratio: (B10+B12)/B11 Blue is low gypsum content. Red is high gypsum content. Accuracy: Very Low: Strongly complicated by dry vegetation and often inversely correlated with quartz-rich materials. Affected by discontinuous line-striping. Use in combination with FeOH product which is also sensitive to gypsum. Geoscience Applications: Useful for mapping: (1) evaporative environments (e.g. salt lakes) and associated arid aeolian systems (e.g. dunes); (2) acid waters (e.g. from oxidising sulphides) invading carbonate rich materials including around mine environments; and (3) hydrothermal (e.g. volcanic) systems.

  • Argo Offshore Resource Map Series 1:1m

  • Covers the Queensland area of the Darling River Drainage Basin Plate 1(Northern Region)

  • Covers the New South Wales area of the Darling River Drainage Basin Plate 2 (Southern Region)