Hunting New Mining Deposits with Hyperspectral Imaging

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28513
Published March 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

How much gold remains to be mined on Earth? How about the lesser-known element, indium, necessary for computer and smartphone displays? With known sources of some essential metals facing depletion within the next few decades, there is more pressure on pursuing alternatives to existing mining exploration technologies. How can we more easily find needed deposits on earth and in space?