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The neighboring sedimentary rock-hosted Agdarreh (~24.5 tonnes [~0.8 Moz] of Au in ore with an average grade of 3.7 g/t Au) and Zarshouran (~110 tonnes of Au [~3.5 Moz] in ore with an average grade of 4.5 g/t Au) Carlin-style gold deposits in the Takab region of northwestern Iran occur within the active geothermal field of the Miocene Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic arc, which contains an assortment of intrusion-related deposit types (porphyry Cu, polymetallic, and epithermal Au-Ag).

Although Agdarreh is hosted in early Miocene reefal limestones and is strongly oxidized and Zarshouran is hosted in exhumed metamorphosed Neoproterozoic black schist, limestone,...

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