Sir: We are pleased that our recent paper in Economic Geology (Jami et al., 2007), presenting the geologic setting, a description of the mineralization, fluid inclusion, and O isotope analyses of the Esfordi P-Fe oxide deposit in central Iran, has been of interest to Aftabi and his colleagues (Aftabi et al., 2009). The opportunity to discuss further some aspects of our paper is appreciated, including support for a hydrothermal-dominated depositional model for Esfordi.

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Aftabi et al. (2009) focus their comments on the question of the affinity of the Esfordi P-Fe oxide deposit. In particular, they argue...

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