Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Radioactive Minerals in Zarigan prospect area

Category Economic geology & mineral exploration
Group GSI.IR
Location The 24 Symposium of Geosciences
Author E.Torabian, M.F.Aghajanpour and M.J.Daraei
Holding Date 15 August 2007


Zarigan Prospect Area is located 50 Km North of Bafgh ( East of yazd Province). This area is part of  central Iran intercontinental drift , formed During pre-Cambrian. Calc-alkaline magmatic process (500Ma) with felsic composition has brought  about different types of metasomatism. Radioactive mineralized zone were accosiated with Na-Ca-Si rich hydrothermal fluid that intruded following tectonic activities. Mineralization is related to albite, albite-epidote-Amphibole metasomatism and silica-zone that emplaced in the margin of Diabasic Dykes trending E-W. The main host rock is felsic Tuff. The width of mineralization is between 0.3-2 meters, dipping 30-35ºN. main minerals in the active zone are: Ti-magnetite, Davidite, pitchblend, other radioactive minerals, Quartz and some sulfide minerals such as pyrite ( 3-5%) , which are found mainly as disseminated, irregular veinlets and dispersed lenses. Uranium and thorium grade varies between 50-2500ppm and 50-5000 ppm respectively.The content of Fe, Ce, Ti, Zr is also high in the ore

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