Mapping thermal maturity in the Chainman shale, near Eureka, Nevada, with Landsat Thematic Mapper images

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a correlation between measurements of organic matter (OM) maturity and laboratory measurements of visible and near-infrared spectral reflectance, and if Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images could be used to map maturity. The maturity of Mississippian Chainman Shale samples collected in east-central Nevada and west-central Utah was determined by using vitrinite reflectance and Rock-Eval pyrolysis. TM 4/TM 5 values correspond well to vitrinite reflectance and hydrogen index variations, and therefore this ratio was used to evaluate a TM image of the Eureka, Nevada, area for mapping thermal maturity differences in the Chainman Shale. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mapping thermal maturity in the Chainman shale, near Eureka, Nevada, with Landsat Thematic Mapper images
Series title American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Volume 76
Issue 7
Year Published 1992
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
First page 1008
Last page 1023
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