Telfer Mesa Detection

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Overview

Newcrest Mining contracted Gaia Resources to undertake an investigation of elevated landforms (primarily mesa formations) around of the Telfer minesite – covering 2.5 million hectares of land.

An approach was developed that looked at both manual detection and automated classification using a Digital Elevation model, derived from remote sensing data.  After an initial trial on a smaller test area, the automated classification was then run across the entire area.

This resulted in the detection of the topographical features around the mine site, and the end result of both a report detailing the process and limitations, and the spatial data, was provided.

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