Correlation between Cu mineralization and major faults using multifractal modelling in the Tarom area (NW Iran)

Reza Nouri, Mohammad Reza Jafari, Mehran Arian, Faranak Feizi, Peyman Afzal
2013 Geologica Carpathica  
The Tarom 1: 100,000 sheet is located within the Cenozoic Tarom-Hashtjin volcano-plutonic belt, NW Iran. Reconstruction of the tectonic and structural setting of the hydrothermal deposits is fundamental to predictive models of different ore deposits. Since fractal/multifractal modelling is an effective instrument for separation of geological and mineralized zones from background, therefore Concentration-Distance to Major Fault (C-DMF) fractal model and distribution of Cu anomalies were used to
more » ... lassify Cu mineralizations according to their distance to major faults. Application of the C-DMF model for the classification of Cu mineralization in the Tarom 1: 100,000 sheet reveals that the main copper mineralizations have a strong correlation with their distance to major faults in the area. The distances of known copper mineralizations having Cu values higher than 2.2 % to major faults are less than 10 km showing a positive correlation between Cu mineralization and tectonic events. Moreover, extreme and high Cu anomalies based on stream sediments and lithogeochemical data were identified by the Number-Size (N-S) fractal model. These anomalies have distances to major faults less than 10 km and validate the results derived via the C-DMF fractal model. The C-DMF fractal modelling can be utilized for the reconnaissance and prospecting of magmatic and hydrothermal deposits.
doi:10.2478/geoca-2013-0028 fatcat:c3v5riorivdmlaxz3z7miunfvi