The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for resource technology is developing innovative tools for the raw materials sector. A key component is provided by Telops with remarkable LWIR sensors. Here the Telops Hyper-Cam is used for ore mapping in the skorpion mine in Namibia. Imaging spectroscopy allows for a rapid and safe assessment of the mine face prior and after blasting.
Many minerals display spectral features in the thermal infrared spectral range. Remote hyperspectral imaging allows the mapping of large areas. Here, a geological survey was carried out in an asbestos open-pit mine. We were able to detect the spectral signature of serpentine from a distance of over a hundred of kilometers.