Detection of Copper Mineralization Potential Zones Using Analytic Hierarchy Process: Case Study of Zarrin Area in Center of Iran

Abstract

Due to costly and time consuming Basic and detailed exploration stage mineral exploration operations and high risk, so Mineral Potential Mapping and modeling using data crucial step in reducing the risks and costs of exploration. Various methods for mapping and finding potential of promising areas already developed. One of the most effective given the nature of geological phenomena is hierarchical. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method extensively used for studying, comparing and combining various information layers in spatial analysis. Combination of Hierarchical method with GIS, provides a highly efficient method to studying of promising areas of mineralization. In this hierarchical method and with the help of GIS, data in the form of Zarrin Area were analyzed and presented promising areas.

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