Geology & Mineral Resources

 | Post date: 2017/02/27 | 

Message of Scientific Secretary of  Geology & Mineral Resources

Natural resources are major resources for development, with finite and non-renewable potential. Human population growth and increased modern industry are depleting resources at increasing rates in advanced and developing countries. Since the future of humanity depends on mineral resources, we must understand that these resources have limits. Management of mineral resources has, therefore, to be closely integrated with the overall strategy of development; and exploitation of minerals is to be guided by long-term national goals and perspectives with consider of accompanying environmental consequences.

Iran is rich in diverse mineral resources, some of which have been known to human being from the ancient times. From geological and metallogenic points of view, Iran is roughly located in the middle part of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt and the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt and can be divided into ten litho-structural major domains including, the central domain, Urumieh-Dokhtar zone, Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Zagros fold belt, Makran, Lut Block, Eastern Iran, Kopet Dagh, Alborz-Azarbaijan and Khuzestan plain. Among the above mentioned domains the Urumieh-Dokhtar zone, the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, the Central Iran, and the Lut Block along with Proterozoic terranes are the richest metallogenic provinces which host different metallic and non-metallic deposits of porphyry (Cu+Mo+Au), manto (Cu), VMS (Pb-Zn+Cu), SEDEX (Pb-Zn+Ag+Cu), MVT (Pb-Zn+Ag+Cu), IOCG (Fe+P+REE+Au), epithermal (Au), Carlin (Au), orogenic and intrusion-related systems (Au), listwanite (Au), and podiform (Cr) types together with some magmatic (Fe), volcanogenic (Fe+Mn), hydrothermal (polymetallic), and sedimentary (Cu) deposits.

Iran having an ancient mining industry and energetic promising young geosciences will be host to 4th Young Earth Scientists conference(YES). We hope to introduce Iranian mining potential to international new generation of geoscientists. This is a great opportunity to provide of a way for economic development and growth for countries by sharing the experience and knowledge. We are looking forward to see you at this meeting.

The scientific topics of Economic Geology are as follows:

Mineral Deposits

  • mining geology
  • Lake and playa
  • marine mineral resources
  • Strategic and critical Minerals


  • Metallogeny and mining provinces
  • Alpine-Himalayan belt

Exploration Methods and Modern technologies

  • Metallic and non-metallic deposit
  • Conceal mineral deposits
  • Geochemical Exploration
  • Geophysical Exploration

Ore Processing

  • modern technologies

exploration Projects Management

  • Determination of the effect of operating cost uncertainty on mining project evaluation

Modelling, Evaluation and Feasibility Study

  • Prediction and assessment system
  • Key techniques for 3D visual modelling
  • Statistical considerations

Environmental Hazard

  • strategies to resolve


  • Small-scale mining : challenges and opportunities
  • World minerals Supplies, Perspectives, stock markets Trends and Stack holder value
  • Exploration externalities and government subsidies
  • silk road, the road to  mineral resources  development
  • Green Economy (SD) and Independency

policy, Laws and regulations

  • Critical countries and territorial conflicts
  • Moral panic and Ethics related to mineral development projects
  • Geological surveys roles in local and global development
  • Modern and developing countries (transparency of mining Laws and regulations)
  • Standards and global harmonization for reporting mineral exploration
  • Mineral Taxation, regulation, fiscal regimes and environment

Economic Geology, Mineral Reserves and Mining

  • Economic Geology
  • Mineral Prospection and Exploration
  • Mineral Exploitation and Mine Operation
  • Mineral Processing
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • HSE in Mines
  • Reserve Evaluation and Modelling
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mining Strategies, Laws and Policies

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