Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Geology, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Identification of the vertical and horizontal distributions for elemental grades is of an important sign in different mineral exploration stages. The main aim of this work is to determine the vertical distribution directional properties of Cu values in the Milloieh Cu porphyry deposit, Kerman (SE Iran) using the power-law frequency fractal model. This work is carried out based on four mineralized boreholes. The Cu grade vertical distribution in mineralized boreholes indicates a positively skewed distribution in the former and multi-modal distribution in the latter types. The power-law frequency analysis in nature represents that the Cu values in four mineralized boreholes are bifractal. The two sections of these graphs outline a break point of about 0.5-1% for Cu values and fractal dimension range of 1.70-4.97 in the mineralized boreholes.


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