An assessment of remote sensing for the classification of sedimentary rocks – a case study of Tauron Group Quarry, Poland

Cezary Toś


This paper presents the results of an analysis of sedimentary rocks in Tauron Group quarry. The main purpose of this study was to assess the possibilities of using remote sensing techniques for the categorisation of rock types. The application of remote sensing systems for the categorisation of rock types allows the evaluation of the volume and mineral composition of the material extracted from the quarry. Rock samples collected from the Tauron Group quarry were classified according to their mineral composition. Spectrometric analyses were also carried out in the spectral range of 350‒2500 nm wavelength. Spectral properties and mineral composition characteristics of the samples allow for the evaluation of the potential of using remotely-sensed data for rock classification. Optimal spectral bands for highest separability between individual rock types in the quarry were identified based on the study.

Słowa kluczowe: remote sensing, classification, spectral curves