Remote sensing study in the Tarq sheet for identification of mineral potential
Satellite data and related processing methods are useful tools for assessment of mineral potential on the regional scale. This report is the result of such study that conducted on the Tarq sheet. The information of this study will be used in the Regional Systematic Exploration Project along with other types of information.
Used data include TM Landsat data and KFA-1000 cosmos data (1:500000). The methodology involves four stages of data collection, processing, interpretation and field checking. As the result, thematic maps of igneous structures, fractures, hydrothermal alterations and favorable mineral zones were produced. A 26 Km2 wide area was introduced as a favorable zone for next steps of mineral exploration. Morphology, extent, structure and composition of igneous bodies were identified. Tectonic structures including faults, ring and intersected structures, and horst-graben structures were also identified. In addition, hydrothermal alterations were distinguished.