Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 10, Pages: 1303-1306
Mehran Arian1*, Hasan Alizadeh1 and Hamideh Noroozpour2
1 Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
2 Young Researchers Club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran [email protected]*
Dehaj-Sarduiyeh area is located in the central Iranian volcano-sedimentary complex, southwest of the Kerman province. The study area, in the southern part of this complex, is located with the copper mineralization which is mainly of porphyry type and is associated with extensive hydrothermal alteration. This area has a great potential as far as tertiary porphyry copper deposits are concerned. To provide guides for exploration of porphyry copper mineralization at a district scale, we examine the spatial association between known 16 copper deposits and fracture in the area. Analysis of the lineaments interpreted out of ETM+ (band8) data is recognized as another method for locating porphyry type copper mineralization. There is a close correlation between photolineament factor values and the known copper mineralization in the area.
Keywords: Porphyry Copper deposit, Photo lineament factor, Dehaj- Sarduiyeh, ETM+image, Kerman.
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