Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Myianeh Branch, Myianeh, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


The Saheb Fe-Cu skarn deposit is located in the Sanandaj-Sirjan metamorphic belt, SE Saqqez, western Iran and has been formed along the contact between the Oligo-Miocene aged Saheb granitoid and the Permian aged impure calcareous rocks and includes endoskarn and exoskarn. Exoskarn is widely developed and include garnet and epidote skarn zones. The majority of mineralized zones are concentrated in garnet skarn. The relatively oxidizing mineralogical assemblage of the Saheb skarn includes garnet (andradite-grossular), pyroxene (diopside-hedenbergite), magnetite and hematite. Magnetite is the main and abundant ore mineral throughout the ore deposit. Based on field evidences and microscopic studies of skarn zone samples, two stages of prograde and retrograde alteration are distinguishable. According to the results of sample analysis of Saheb skarn productive intrusive body by XRF and ICP-MS techniques, the combination of this body is chiefly granite to granodiorite-diorite and belong to the I-type granitoids, metaluminous and K-rich calc-alkaline series. The Saheb granitoid is related to the VAG (Volcanic Arc Granite) tectonic setting.


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