• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 10, Pages: 1303-1306

Original Article

Satellite geometry of faults and fractures and its relationship with porphyry deposits in northern parts of Dahaj-Sardoiyeh belt, south of Iran


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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