Use of drainage trends as a prospecting tool in the central Iranian porphyry copper belt
Many porphyry copper deposits of the Kerman copper province in central Iran are associated with a consistent structurally controlled main drainage pattern, which is shown in this paper to be a useful regional prospecting tool in the search for new deposits. The main drainage trends also generally allow the distiction of high-grade (>0.2% Cu) from lowgrade (<0.2% Cu) deposits. Topographic maps
1:50 000 or geologic maps 1:100 000 have been found suitable for identification of promising drainages.
Geology, Exploration, Iran, Prospecting.