Investigating the Yahyalı (Kayseri, Türkiye) Pb-Zn deposit by using IP/Resistivity methods
Keywords:Geopyhsical, Pb-Zn, IP/Resistivity, Mining, Yahyalı
There are significant Pb-Zn mineralizations along the Taurus Orogenic Belt. Various mining operations have operated in these regions from ancient times to the present day. Aladağ-Zamantı province is also one of these major areas. Substantial mining activities are ongoing in several locations in this province. Yahyalı Region is also an area located within this belt. Pb-Zn ore mineralization is observed in Devonian aged carbonates southeast of Yahyalı (Kayseri-Türkiye). Geophysical studies were carried out to determine the ore geometry and potential in this zone. In this region where IP/Resistivity methods were practiced, we have taken several measurements along specific profiles and have evaluated them in combination. As a result of the study, it was concluded that the areas with high chargeability characteristics are rich in sulfide minerals. As a complementary conclusion of the evaluation of both methods, it was realized that the data were in compliance. Therefore, using these geophysical methods in sulfide-rich areas has been deemed to be advantageous in terms of mining activities.
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