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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 414-420
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2010.414.420
 
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Specific Relation of Faults and Copper Mineralization in Chahargonbad Area, Iran

R. Derakhshani, A. Mehrabi and Z. Baghfalaki

Abstract:
The main goal of this study is determining of relationship between faults and copper potential in Chahargonbad area in Southern part of Central Iranian Volcanic Belt. This area has some of the known copper deposits in Kerman Province of Iran. Fault map of the area is prepared by studying of aerial photographs and after field checking of photogeological map of the region. Also, remotely sensed data from Landsat 7, helped us to provide a lineament map of the study area which was also controlled in the field for establishment of faults. Seventeen porphyry copper deposits in the study area are detected. These deposits are mapped, digitized and finally rasterized using GIS advantages. After digitizing and rasterizing of faults, some buffers are determined around them for measuring the situation of deposits within them. Then weight of evidence modeling is applied to quantify the spatial association between faults and porphyry copper deposits. Using remote sensing, GIS, weights of evidence modeling and field checking, it is recognized that porphyry copper deposits in Chahargonbad area, are concentrated through 1 km buffers around faults.
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How to cite this article:

R. Derakhshani, A. Mehrabi and Z. Baghfalaki, 2010. Specific Relation of Faults and Copper Mineralization in Chahargonbad Area, Iran. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4: 414-420.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2010.414.420

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjes.2010.414.420

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