30 Jun 2018
District of Sijuk located in Belitung Island is rich with non-lead mineral content. As the part of Southeast Asiaâs Lead Belt, the presence of Apatite-Ilmenite Rare Earth Element formed by the regionâs geological condition is very likely. However, there has not been any activity to map and identify the apatite-ilmenite distribution in this region. Therefore, the objective of this study was to map the mineralized apatite-ilmenite in Sijuk District. Using remote sensing technology, Landsat 8 OLI were utilized to map the distribution of mineralized apatite-ilmenite rare earth element. Alteration mineral carrier, geological structure, and lithology data were all used as variables. Landsat-8 was pre-processed using band ratio and Directed Principal Component Analysis (DPCA) method for gaining alteration variable. The fuzzy logic method was then deployed for integrating all data. The result of this research showed the potential distribution of mineralized apatite-ilmenite with a total area of 1,617 ha. The most prioritized areas for apatite-ilmenite mineral exploitation are located in Air Seruk Villageâs IUP (Izin Usaha Pertambangan/Mining Business License), Sijuk Villageâs IUP, and Batu Itam Villageâs IUP. This study also illustrates the orientation of the metal utilization of apatite-ilmenite in district Sijuk.
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