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مهيار يوسفي

مهیار یوسفی

مرتبه علمی: دانشیار
نشانی:
تحصیلات: دکترای تخصصی / مهندسی معدن-اکتشافات معدن
تلفن:
دانشکده: دانشکده فنی مهندسی

مشخصات پژوهش

عنوان
Singularity mapping of bulk leach extractable gold and −80# stream sediment geochemical data in recognition of gold and base metal mineralization footprints in Biga Peninsula South, Turkey
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Geochemical dispersion Singularity mapping Number-size Concentration-area Multi-fractal models Anomalies Western Turkey
سال
2019
مجله JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
پژوهشگران مهیار یوسفی

چکیده

Stream sediments remain the preferred geochemical sampling media for regional mineral exploration programs in most parts of the world where there is a well-defined drainage system. In Au exploration the analysis of either Bulk Leach Extractable Gold (BLEG) or acid-extractable Au in the −80# (< 180 μm) stream sediment fraction are the two most common approaches. Western Turkey contains a variety of mineral deposit types and geological settings. Using a geochemical database derived mainly from company exploration programs, a study is made on the efficiency of singularity mapping technique in detecting the known mineral deposits or prospects. The composite media of samples are representative of sampling locations but also are extremely diluted. Therefore, recognition and mapping of significant geochemical anomalies of composite media still remains a challenge. In this study, geochemical assay results were subjected to multifractal analyses to detect gold geochemical anomalies, which are related to gold mineralization. In this regard, a singularity mapping technique was applied to enhance the single element geochemical signatures of BLEG sand −80# stream sediment data. Since the singularity mapping technique does not define threshold values for delineation of anomalies, numbersize (N-S) and concentration-area (C-A) fractal models were applied to delimit the geochemical anomalies as target areas for further exploration. A hundred percent of the known gold deposits and prospects discovered in the study area are delineated by BLEG Au stream sediment anomalies by N-S and C-A multifractal modeling. Moreover, 89% of known gold prospects of the study area are delineated within the recognized anomalous zones of Au in −80# stream sediment data. The comparison of the delineated geochemical anomalies of BLEG and −80# stream sediment with those of rock chip samples demonstrated the efficiency of the applied methodology.