عنوان مقاله [English]
Piles of maps from different sources with varying scales and formats and different styles and absence of a proper solution for integrating vast amount of information has resulted in a complexity for preparing mineral potential map. Using GIS not only organizes the information related to mineral exploration but also has the ability to produce and integrate information layers in different models with more precision and speed and supports spatial decision makings. In this article mineral potential map of Now Chun copper prospect has been produced for determination of drilling points. Used layers in this study include rock type, structure, alteration, mineralization indicators, anomaly zone of chargeability and apparent resistivity and metal factor, anomaly of copper and molybdenum and Cu-Mo additive indexes. After information preparation, Factor maps were weighted and integrated in the inference network. Integration use of Fuzzy logic and index overlay operators in inference network can eliminate defects in other models and provide more flexible integration of factor maps. Regarding to produce mineral potential map, mineral potential zones of porphyry copper were located in north-east parts of studied area. Eventually, the degree of correlation between mineral potential map and those operated exploration boreholes have been estimated for two different classes, 63.16 % and 64.52 %. Comparison between the high potential points indicated by our mineral potential maps with those previous drilled boreholes reveals about 26% discorrelation. It means that if such present study had been done before any drilling operation, it could have saved 200,000$ just for drilling expenditure.