Lead–Zinc–Silver Metallogenic Prediction Based on GIS

  • Yan Sun
  • Xunlian Wang
  • Jianping Chen
  • Xiaoling Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 216)


Tuotuo River region lies in one of the most important metallogenic belts in China—Northwest Sanjiang Metallogenic Belt, thus Tuotuo River region can be of very high metal mineral potential. In this research, multisource data sources including geological, geochemical, geophysical, and remotely sensed images were integrated for mineral potential analysis with GIS technology. Using Weights of Evidence method, the metallogenic potential of this area was studied. Six level I, seven level II and nine level III lead–zinc–silver prospective belts were delineated with 83 % of known mineral deposits in them. Because of the belts’ similar metallogenic condition with known mineral deposits, they form the most promising zones for new mineral deposits, deserving more and adequate attention in future exploration.


Sanjiang metallogenic belt Lead–zinc-silver GIS Weights of evidence Minerogenic prediction 



Sponsored by a GIS-Based Study on Special Education School Distribution of Beijing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Sun
    • 1
  • Xunlian Wang
    • 2
  • Jianping Chen
    • 2
  • Xiaoling Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Union UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Headmen Mining Rights Appraisal FirmBeijingChina

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