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Multivariate regression analysis of lithogeochemical data to model subsurface mineralization: a case study from the Sari Gunay epithermal gold deposit, NW Iran

Authors

Hamid Granian, Seyed Hassan Tabatabaei, Hooshang H Asadi, Emmanuel John M Carranza

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.10.009

Description

In this contribution, multivariate regression was applied to surface channel rock and borehole geochemical data from the world-class Sari Gunay epithermal gold deposit, in northwest Iran, to model subsurface mineralization for further drilling. Multiple, factorial, polynomial and response surface regression models were applied to the geochemical data sets from a training mineralized area to evaluate the accuracy of these models using separate geochemical data from a test area. Geochemical data of 31 elements in surface channel rock samples were used as independent variables, and three parameters namely average grade, sum and productivity in individual 25 m by 25 m grid cells, obtained by kriging of borehole data, were used as dependent variables. All the multivariate regression models revealed high determination coefficients for three parameters, among which the response surface regression model …

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Month/Season: 
January
Year: 
2015

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