Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 323–328 | Cite as

Geoecological Assessment of the Malyi Khingan Ridge Area Using Land Surface Remote Sensing Data

  • V. I. UsikovEmail author
  • L. N. Lipina
Mining Ecology and Exploitation of The Earth’s Bowels


The spotlight is on the use of Earth remote sensing data in geoecological assessment of the Malyi Khingan Ridge area in the Far East. Based on the analysis of satellite observations over the Sutara gold placer mining range, the time variation of the disturbed land is determined. It is found that natural recovery of bio-geo-cenosis takes an active part in the process. Using the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), the behavior and rates of self-healing of the disturbed lands are assessed. Complete recovery of vegetation in gold placer mining areas up to a level comparable with the adjacent territories takes 7 to 10 years.


Earth remote sensing satellite images gold placer mining cluster normalized difference vegetation index self-healing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mining, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKhabarovskRussia

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