Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Solid Earth, 13, 793–825, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-793-2022

Special issue: State of the art in mineral exploration

Solid Earth, 13, 793–825, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-793-2022
Research article
07 Apr 2022
Research article | 07 Apr 2022

Drone-based magnetic and multispectral surveys to develop a 3D model for mineral exploration at Qullissat, Disko Island, Greenland

Robert Jackisch et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-133', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Robert Jackisch, 11 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-133', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Robert Jackisch, 11 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Robert Jackisch on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2022) by Alba Gil de la Iglesia
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Feb 2022) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
We integrate UAS-based magnetic and multispectral data with legacy exploration data of a Ni–Cu–PGE prospect on Disko Island, West Greenland. The basalt unit has a complex magnetization, and we use a constrained 3D magnetic vector inversion to estimate magnetic properties and spatial dimensions of the target unit. Our 3D modelling reveals a horizontal sheet and a strong remanent magnetization component. We highlight the advantage of UAS use in rugged and remote terrain.