Document Type: Original Article

Authors

Department of Mining Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify various sulfidic mineralized zones in the Ghare-Tappeh Cu deposit (NW Iran) based on geo-electrical data including induced polarization (IP) and resistivity (RS) using the concentration-volume (C-V) and number-size (N-S) fractal models. The fractal models were used to separate high and moderate sulfidic zones from low sulfidic zones and barren wall rocks. Both the N-S and C-V fractal models confirm that there is a high sulfidic mineralized zone in the NW part of the studied area. Moreover, the application of multifractal modeling based on the geo-electrical data is considered to be a proper approach for delineation of various mineralized zones at depth for optimization of mineral exploration operations. Finally, the results can be useful for proposing grid drilling in a detailed exploration stage.

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