Heavy mineral exploration in Khabr 1:100,000 sheet

Category Economic geology & mineral exploration
Group GSI.IR
Location 21th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 21 May 2008

Abstract:
      Heavy Mineral prospection, the most effective exploration methods which is used in Iran, plays an invaluable role in the exploration of the unknown and concealed deposits. Considering the importance and the value of the methods as an effective mechanism in recognizing promising mine area and studying the geochemistry of stream sediments, we designed a method for sampling from drainage nets of the Khabr sheet using heavy mineral procedure.
   From Khabr sheet, locating in the Kerman province (near Baft city) 263 heavy mineral specimens were taken. These specimens were studied after panning and preparation. Results of the study led to the recognition of the Cu minerals, Pb and Zn minerals, Gold, Monazite, Garnet, pyrolusite, etc. anomalies.
   Most of the anomalous limits were confirmed by anomalous controls and are reported for the first time.
   These limits can be important for further exploration work.

   General:
     Heavy Mineral prospection, the most effective exploration methods which is used in Iran, plays an invaluable role in the exploration of the unknown and concealed deposits. Considering the importance and the value of the methods as an effective mechanism in recognizing promising mine area and studying the geochemistry of stream sediments, we designed a method for sampling from drainage nets of the Khabr sheet using heavy mineral procedure.
   From Khabr sheet, locating in the Kerman province (near Baft city) 263 heavy mineral specimens were taken. These specimens were studied after panning and preparation. Results of the study led to the recognition of the Cu minerals, Pb and Zn minerals, Gold, Monazite, Garnet, pyrolusite, etc. anomalies.
   Most of the anomalous limits were confirmed by anomalous controls and are reported for the first time.
   These limits can be important for further exploration work.

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