Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Geology, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Geology, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gilan, Iran

3 Department of geology, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran

4 Geological Survey of Iran North-East Territory General manager , mashhad, Iran


The Zouzan area is located in the SE of Torbat-e- Heydarieh city (NE Iran). This area is located on north part of the Lut block which consists of basaltic andesite, tuff and porphyritic andesite. The purpose of this research is to investigate the enrichment of metal elements in the Zouzan area and provide a metallic geochemical model. For this purpose, 488 stream samples were analyzed using by ICP-MS. The results were interpreted using staged factor analysis to determine the components that are rich in the study area. However, Concentration-Number (C-N) fractal modeling was used for interpretation of these data and presenting a final model. The results of this study indicate the concentration of anomalies of the Au, Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn as main elements in the central, NE and SW of the Zouzan area. Moreover, results obtained by the staged factor analysis shows the elements of the specified components by this method that enriched together in the study area. The place of enrichment is in the central NE and SW parts of the study area.