Detailed exploration of Dehsalm garnet deposit
Considering the restrictions of the agricultural and industrial developments in the eastern Iran, prospection of mineral potentials of the Dehsalm complex was started under the South Khorasan Exploration Project. During the study it was understood that the complex has placer resources of garnet. The garnet resources in the area are almandine type that has extensive application in the hydrojet, water treatment and abrasive materials. With attention to these conditions, a project was started for exploration of the deposit. In the preliminary exploration, the garnet bearing zone was explored through excavation of shallow-depth holes and sampling. The result of that project was led to this step of exploration. This report contains four chapters that describe the geology of the area, mineralized zones, drilling and sampling and reserve estimation for the Dehsalm garnet deposit.