Reassessment of abandoned mines in the Anarak Region, volume 8: Qebleh Deposit
The deposit is located at 53 26' 13"E and 33 28' N, 13 Km away from south of Zavar village. The district of Qebleh deposit is part of the Ashin mountainous region. The deposit was exploited from ancient time. Exploration activities done along 1350 m distance as scattered trenches. Mineralization has occurred as thin fibers of chalcosite, malachite, covellite, chalcopyrite, pyrite and calcite in the Qebleh thrust zone and related fractures. The fracture system perpendicular to the fault is up to 3 Cm wide. Perpendicular faults have more mineralization than the main thrust fault. Former studies rarely revealed evidence of anatase and rutile.
The deposit has occurred in the lower Cretaceous carbonate rocks along a thrust fault that is 7.5 Km long and controlling the Oligocene mineralization. Mineralization texture is stockwork and main ores include copper and lead. Copper grade is 5%. Former extraction just goes down 3 meters.