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Deh Hosein prospect (Deh Hosein mine), Astaneh, Markazi Province, Iran

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 46' 0'' North , 49° 18' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.7666666667, 49.3083333333
A copper-tin deposit, already mined in ancient times, with high contents of gold, hosted in Mesozoic schists and phyllites at the southern contact of the Astaneh intrusive complex.

Located southwest of Astaneh.

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- Nezafati, N., Herzig, P.M., Pernicka, E., and Momenzadeh, M. (2005): Intrusion-related gold occurrences in the Astaneh-Sarband area, west central Iran. In: Jingwen Mao and Bierlein, F.P. (Eds.): Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Vol. 1, Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York), pp. 445-448.
- Nezafati, N. (2006): Au-Sn-W-Cu Mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband Area, West Central Iran. PhD thesis, University of Tübingen (Germany), 116 pp.
- Nezafati, N., Pernicka, E., Momenzadeh, M. (2009): Introduction of the Deh Hosein Ancient Tin-Copper Mine, Western Iran: Evidence from Geology, Archaeology, Geochemistry and Lead Isotope Data. TÜBA-AR (Turkish Acadmy of Sciences Journal of Archaeology) 12, 223-236.

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