IP/Resistivity methods for Pb-Zn deposit exploration: A case study in Sudöşeği, (Simav-Kütahya, Türkiye)

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Cihan Yalçın
Hurşit Canlı


Studying Pb-Zn deposits is highly significant in meeting the global demand for lead and zinc, which are essential elements used in various industries such as battery production and construction. The Sudöşeği region in Simav-Kütahya holds significant potential for the occurrence of lead-zinc (Pb-Zn) mineral deposits. This study employs induced polarization (IP) and resistivity techniques to examine subsurface geological formations and evaluate the probability of a Pb-Zn deposit. Geophysical methods offer valuable insights into variations in electrical conductivity and chargeability, assisting in the identification of minerals. The study identified strong correlations between IP and resistivity patterns and well-established geological features, confirming the efficacy of this integrated approach in mineral exploration. The L 100, L 300, and L 500 profiles exhibited rechargeability values, which suggest the possibility of mineralization. The L 100 profile and L 500 profile exhibited significant potential owing to their exceptional rechargeability values. This case study highlights the significance of IP (Induced Polarization) and resistivity methods in the identification of Pb-Zn (lead-zinc) deposits and the improvement of resource evaluation and extraction strategies.

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Yalçın, C. ., & Canlı , H. . (2024). IP/Resistivity methods for Pb-Zn deposit exploration: A case study in Sudöşeği, (Simav-Kütahya, Türkiye). Engineering Applications, 3(1), 27–35. Retrieved from https://publish.mersin.edu.tr/index.php/enap/article/view/1503


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