Determination of Mine Location by Using Edge Detection Methods A Case Study of Sivas Divrigi

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Doğru F., Pamukçu O., Pamukçu Ç.

SciencePg, vol.54, pp.56-61, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: SciencePg
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-61
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


Edge detection and edge enhancement techniques play a crucial role in interpreting potential field data. There have been various edge detection applications to magnetic data in order to determine the edges of subsurface structures in geophysics. The edge detection methods comprise analytic signal, total horizontal derivative, theta angle, tilt angle. In synthetic case, two prism model used and the edge detection filters were applied on synthetic data successfully. In field study, the magnetic anomaly of Sivas-Divrigi mining area was selected because of importance of this area in terms of high-grade iron ore reserves. The mentioned method was applied on field data and the location of iron ore was revealed. As a conclusion, tilt angle and theta map methods gave a good agreement for determination of the structure location in both synthetic and field studies. In addition, tilt angle of the vertical derivative was studied both in theoretical and field applications. It was seen that residual information could be obtained in case tilt angle was taken following the vertical derivation.