Arabian Journal of Geosciences

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 3867–3879 | Cite as

Prospection of Au mineralization based on stream sediments and lithogeochemical data using multifractal modeling in Alut 1:100,000 sheet, NW Iran

  • Seyed Ali HosseiniEmail author
  • Peyman Afzal
  • Behnam Sadeghi
  • Taraneh Sharmad
  • Seyed Vahid Shahrokhi
  • Taher Farhadinejad
Original Paper


The Alut 1:100,000 sheet is located in the Sanandaj-Sirjan structural zone, NW Iran, which contains Au-Ag (Cu) mineralization. The aim of this research is to separate geochemical anomalies using concentration-number (C-N) multifractal modeling based on stream sediments and lithogeochemical data. Results obtained from the C-N method indicated the main anomalies of Au, Ag, Cu, and As accumulated in the central and eastern parts of the area which are associated with meta-volcanic and granitic rocks. Correlation between the elemental highly intensive anomalies and geological particulars consisting of alteration zones and faults revealed that the main Au anomalies are in the central and eastern parts of the Alut 1:100,000 sheet.


Concentration-number (C-N) Fractal modeling Stream sediments Lithogeochemical data Au Alut 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyed Ali Hosseini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peyman Afzal
    • 2
  • Behnam Sadeghi
    • 2
    • 4
  • Taraneh Sharmad
    • 3
  • Seyed Vahid Shahrokhi
    • 1
  • Taher Farhadinejad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology, Khoram Abad BranchIslamic Azad UniversityKhoram AbadIran
  2. 2.Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, South Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Hydrogeochemistry GroupGeological Survey of IranTehranIran
  4. 4.Young Researchers and Elite Club, South Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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