Document Type : Case Study


1 Department of Mining Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mining and Metallurgy Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

3 School of Mining, Petroleum & Geophysics Engineering, University of Shahrood, Shahrood, Iran


Taknar deposit is located about 28 km to the north-west of Bardaskan in the Khorasan-e-Razavi province, which is situated in the north-eastern part of Iran. This deposit is unique, formed within the Taknar formation in the Ordovician time. As a result, it is of much interest to many researchers working in this field. By choosing the lithogeochemical study performed to recognize new exploration targets which a new stage in the field. After pre-processing the lithogeochemical data obtained, the distribution maps were obtained for the element anomalies and alteration indices. The ratios of additive composite haloes were used to study the erosion levels in the Taknar area. In order to produce the favorability map, eight information layers were integrated using the simple overlay method, and four new exploration targets were obtained.