OJG  Vol.5 No.11 , November 2015
An Investigation into the Metal Potentials across Bidkhan Area Based on Economic Geological Studies
Abstract: The study area is situated in the NW-trending Urumieh-Dokhtar volcanic belt evolved during Arabia-Eurasia convergence. At the center of Bidkhan, there is an area of approximately 10 km2, which is an altered volcanic-intrusive complex. Effort will be made to provide a more accurate picture of the alteration landscape across Bidkhan on the map. The purpose is to clarify how alteration at several points has occurred so as to understand the features of alteration. The altered area is covered by younger events, which have in turn gone through alteration covering another type of alteration on the lower layer. Studies show that there are no traces of either metallic or non-metallic mining activities in the region. The only notable point is the rare remnants of slags spread sporadically across one spot of the region. It is unknown where the small pieces of slag about 10 cm × 10 cm originate from and which mineralization is involved. It seems that due to the expansion of copper mineralization at Bidkhan, the slags are produced from the copper smelting.
Cite this paper: Ashofteh, A. and Adib, A. (2015) An Investigation into the Metal Potentials across Bidkhan Area Based on Economic Geological Studies. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 727-742. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.511064.

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