Document Type : Original Research Paper


Faculty of Mining, Petroleum and Geophysics, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran.


In the systematic exploration plan for prospecting the mineral deposit, we can design an exploration algorithm using the modeling of known mineral occurrences. Such an algorithm is a key to recognize the area where is high probability of mineralization, reduce the risk of exploration and increases the probability of exploration success. In this paper, we introduce an algorithm for optimizing mineral potential model and target generation in the exploration operation with focus on the gold exploration. In this way, after descriptive and conceptual modeling of gold deposit, all of the characteristics that can be used as an exploration criterion have been identified and assembled as a target model. Then, various data layers have been used to generate significant evidential maps. Then all of the evidential maps should be combined to generate mineral potential model (map) of the mineralization type sought. Recent map shows the probability location of gold mineralization as target area. Finally an algorithm has been introduced in which all of the exploration stage and methods have been identified base on priority.


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