Natural Resources Research, Volume (18), No (2), Year (2009-3) , Pages (137-151)

Title : ( Stable Isotopes (O, H, and S) in the Muteh Gold Deposit )

Authors: Abdollahi, M.J , Mohammad Hassan Karimpour , Kheradmand, A , A. R. Zarasvandi ,

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The Muteh gold district with nine gold deposits is located in the Sanandaj-Sirjan metamorphic zone. Gold mineralization occurs in a pre-Permian complex which mainly consists of green schists, meta-volcanics, and gneiss rocks. Shear zones are the host of gold mineralization. Gold paragenesis minerals include pyrite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and secondary minerals. Pyrites occur as pre-, syn-, and post-metamorphism minerals. To determine the source of the ore-bearing fluids, fifty samples were selected for petrographical and stable isotope studies. The mean values of 12.4&, and 42& for d18O and dD isotopes, respectively, and a mean value of 7.75& of calculated fractionation factors for d18O H2O, from quartz veins indicate that metamorphic host rocks are the most important source for the fluids and gold mineralization. Three generations of pyrite can be distinguished showing a wide range of d34S. Gold mineralization is closely associated with intense hydrothermal alteration along the ductile shear zones. The characteristics of the gold mineralization in the study area are similar to those of orogenic gold deposits elsewhere.


, Gold deposit, Muteh, isotope, metamorphic zone, pyrite, quartz veins,
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author = {Abdollahi, M.J and Karimpour, Mohammad Hassan and Kheradmand, A and A. R. Zarasvandi},
title = {Stable Isotopes (O, H, and S) in the Muteh Gold Deposit},
journal = {Natural Resources Research},
year = {2009},
volume = {18},
number = {2},
month = {March},
issn = {1520-7439},
pages = {137--151},
numpages = {14},
keywords = {Gold deposit; Muteh; isotope; metamorphic zone; pyrite; quartz veins; Sanandaj–Sirjan zone},


%0 Journal Article
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%A Abdollahi, M.J
%A Karimpour, Mohammad Hassan
%A Kheradmand, A
%A A. R. Zarasvandi
%J Natural Resources Research
%@ 1520-7439
%D 2009