Reassessment of abandoned copper mines of the Anarak area: Volume 3, the Gode-Morad deposit
The study area is located in the northeastern corner of the Esfahan Province in a mountainous region at northwest of Anarak and 15 km far from SE of Ashin village. The coordinates of the deposit is 53 31' 28" E and 33 24' 37" N. The Gode-Morad deposit is a Cu-Ni-Co hydrothermal deposit with lead-zinc and gold associations. Veins and elongated ore bearing zones with silicic alteration and metasomatism have occurred in the metamorphic ultrabasic rocks. The mineralized zone is a fault zone entitled the Goade-Morad fault that strikes E-W and dips toward north. All rock units of the area show evidence of thrusting and faulting.
Ore-bearing zone is 10-15 m thick and 240m long. The grades of metallic elements of Ni, Co, Cu, Au, Ag, and Mo are 3%, 0.25%, 1%, 0.4ppm, up to 56 ppm, and 500 ppm respectively. Previously estimated reserve of deposit down to depth 100m is 455000 tons ore. Because of high molybdenum content, this reserve makes the deposit an important resource for this metal. However it seems that the mentioned estimated reserve is not true and we expect a lower reserve for the deposit, about 120000 tons. However the deposit requires further studies.