Document Type : Original Research
Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
Department of Geology, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran
To provide guides for exploration of porphyry copper mineralization at a district scale, we examine the spatial association between known copper deposits and strike-slip faults/fractures in south central Iranian volcanic belt. The spatial associations between the porphyry copper deposits and strike-slip faults/fractures are quantified using weights of evidence modeling. The porphyry copper occurrences are associated spatially with strike slip faults/fractures within distances of 1 km. In addition, based on these observations local strike slip faults/fractures related to regional strike slip faults systems are the most important foci for emplacement of copper-bearing porphyritic intrusions in the study area.