Original Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2019; 52(5): 499-508

Published online October 31, 2019

https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2019.52.5.499

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Review on Research Result for Bophi Vum Chrome Mineralized Zone in Northwestern Myanmar

Chul-Ho Heo1,2*, Chung-Ryul Ryoo3 and Gyesoon Park2,4

1Mineral Resources Development Research Center, Mineral Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea
2Department of Mineral and Groundwater Resources, University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon 34113, Korea
3Center for Active Tectonics, Geology Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea
4Convergence Research Center for Development of Mineral Resources (DMR), Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea

Received: July 29, 2019; Revised: September 2, 2019; Accepted: October 4, 2019

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Based on the preliminary surveys for the occurrences of the Muwellut chrome-nickel mineralized zone (800 km2) in northwestern Myanmar, Bophivum area was selected as the detailed exploration area after considering data source, geological potential, metallogenic province, necessity of resource development on target mineral, exploration activity, grade, ore deposit type, nearby operating mine, infrastructure and exploration prediction effect. From 2013 to 2016, KIGAM and DGSE carried out geological and geochemical survey with 1:1,000 scale, magnetic survey(areal extent, 1.672km2), trench survey(19 trench, total length 392 m), pitting survey(18 pit, total depth 42.6m), exploration drilling(6holes 600m, 2015; 13holes 617.4m). We analyzed Cr and Ni contents of 77 drill cores with specific gravity in Yangon DGSE analytical center. Considering surface geological survey, geochemical exploration, magnetic survey, trench survey and drilling data, we divided Bophivum area into 8 blocks. Resource estimation are divided into measured and indicated resources. Measured resource is about 9,790t and indicated resource is about 12,080t with the average grade of Cr 11.8% and Ni 0.34%. In case of Bophivum area, if we develop by tying up Webula chrome mineralized zone in the south, it will be possible to upgrade the medium-scale mine. Geologically, the ophiolite belt are distributed in the western and eastern part in Myanmar. So, the exploration technology obtained from exploation in Bophivum area will be helpful to discover the hidden chromitite ore body in Myanmar ophiolite belt in the future.

Keywords exploration, resource estimation, chrome, Bophivum, Myanmar

미얀마 북서부 보피붐 크롬광화대 연구결과 리뷰

허철호1,2* · 류충렬3 · 박계순2,4

1한국지질자원연구원 광물자원연구본부 자원탐사개발연구센터, 2과학기술연합대학원대학교 광물지하수자원학과 3한국지질자원연구원 국토지질연구본부 활성지구조연구단, 4한국지질자원연구원 DMR 융합연구단

요 약

미얀마 북서부 물웨룻 크롬-니켈광화대(약 800 km2)의 산출지를 대상으로 예비조사를 통해, 자료원, 지질잠재성, 광상구 소재여부, 대상광물의 자원개발 필요성, 기탐사실적, 품위, 광상형, 인근 가행광산 여부, 인프라환경 및 탐사예상 효과를 면밀히 검토한후 보피붐 지역을 정밀탐사지역으로 선정하였다. 이후 2013년부터 2016년까지, 한국지질자원연구원과 미얀마지질조사광물탐사국은 1:1,000 축척 지질 및 토양지구화학탐사, 자력탐사(1.672km2 면적), 트렌치조사(총연장 392 m 19개), 피트탐사(총 심도 42.6m 18개), 탐사시추(2015년, 6개공 600m 시추 및 2016년, 13개공 617.4m)를 수행했다. 이중 11개공에서 77개 시추코어시료를 채취하고 각각 비중과 Cr 및 Ni 함량을 양곤 DGSE 분석센터에서 분석했다. 기수행 지표지질조사, 지구화학탐사, 자력탐사, 트렌치조사, 시추자료를 고려하여 보피붐 지역을 8개 블록으로 구분했으며 자원량평가는 정측자원량 및 개측자원량으로 평가했다. 정측자원량은 약 9,790톤이며, 개측자원량은 약 12,080톤이고, 평균품위는 Cr 11.8% 및 Ni 0.34%이다. 보피붐 지역의 경우, 남쪽의 웨불라(Webula) 크롬광화대와 연계해서 개발한다면 중규모급 광산의 개발여지가 있으며, 미얀마는 지질학적으로 오피올라이트 벨트가 서측과동측에 광대하게 분포하고 있어 보피붐 지역에서 기초탐사를 수행하면서 습득한 탐사기법은 향후 미얀마 오피올라이트벨트에서 잠두 크롬광체를 발견하는데 도움을 줄 것으로 사료된다.

주요어 탐사, 자원량평가, 크롬, 보피붐, 미얀마

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Original Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2019; 52(5): 499-508

Published online October 31, 2019 https://doi.org/10.9719/EEG.2019.52.5.499

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Review on Research Result for Bophi Vum Chrome Mineralized Zone in Northwestern Myanmar

Chul-Ho Heo1,2*, Chung-Ryul Ryoo3 and Gyesoon Park2,4

1Mineral Resources Development Research Center, Mineral Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea
2Department of Mineral and Groundwater Resources, University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon 34113, Korea
3Center for Active Tectonics, Geology Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea
4Convergence Research Center for Development of Mineral Resources (DMR), Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon 34132, Korea

Received: July 29, 2019; Revised: September 2, 2019; Accepted: October 4, 2019

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Based on the preliminary surveys for the occurrences of the Muwellut chrome-nickel mineralized zone (800 km2) in northwestern Myanmar, Bophivum area was selected as the detailed exploration area after considering data source, geological potential, metallogenic province, necessity of resource development on target mineral, exploration activity, grade, ore deposit type, nearby operating mine, infrastructure and exploration prediction effect. From 2013 to 2016, KIGAM and DGSE carried out geological and geochemical survey with 1:1,000 scale, magnetic survey(areal extent, 1.672km2), trench survey(19 trench, total length 392 m), pitting survey(18 pit, total depth 42.6m), exploration drilling(6holes 600m, 2015; 13holes 617.4m). We analyzed Cr and Ni contents of 77 drill cores with specific gravity in Yangon DGSE analytical center. Considering surface geological survey, geochemical exploration, magnetic survey, trench survey and drilling data, we divided Bophivum area into 8 blocks. Resource estimation are divided into measured and indicated resources. Measured resource is about 9,790t and indicated resource is about 12,080t with the average grade of Cr 11.8% and Ni 0.34%. In case of Bophivum area, if we develop by tying up Webula chrome mineralized zone in the south, it will be possible to upgrade the medium-scale mine. Geologically, the ophiolite belt are distributed in the western and eastern part in Myanmar. So, the exploration technology obtained from exploation in Bophivum area will be helpful to discover the hidden chromitite ore body in Myanmar ophiolite belt in the future.

Keywords exploration, resource estimation, chrome, Bophivum, Myanmar

미얀마 북서부 보피붐 크롬광화대 연구결과 리뷰

허철호1,2* · 류충렬3 · 박계순2,4

1한국지질자원연구원 광물자원연구본부 자원탐사개발연구센터, 2과학기술연합대학원대학교 광물지하수자원학과 3한국지질자원연구원 국토지질연구본부 활성지구조연구단, 4한국지질자원연구원 DMR 융합연구단

Received: July 29, 2019; Revised: September 2, 2019; Accepted: October 4, 2019

요 약

미얀마 북서부 물웨룻 크롬-니켈광화대(약 800 km2)의 산출지를 대상으로 예비조사를 통해, 자료원, 지질잠재성, 광상구 소재여부, 대상광물의 자원개발 필요성, 기탐사실적, 품위, 광상형, 인근 가행광산 여부, 인프라환경 및 탐사예상 효과를 면밀히 검토한후 보피붐 지역을 정밀탐사지역으로 선정하였다. 이후 2013년부터 2016년까지, 한국지질자원연구원과 미얀마지질조사광물탐사국은 1:1,000 축척 지질 및 토양지구화학탐사, 자력탐사(1.672km2 면적), 트렌치조사(총연장 392 m 19개), 피트탐사(총 심도 42.6m 18개), 탐사시추(2015년, 6개공 600m 시추 및 2016년, 13개공 617.4m)를 수행했다. 이중 11개공에서 77개 시추코어시료를 채취하고 각각 비중과 Cr 및 Ni 함량을 양곤 DGSE 분석센터에서 분석했다. 기수행 지표지질조사, 지구화학탐사, 자력탐사, 트렌치조사, 시추자료를 고려하여 보피붐 지역을 8개 블록으로 구분했으며 자원량평가는 정측자원량 및 개측자원량으로 평가했다. 정측자원량은 약 9,790톤이며, 개측자원량은 약 12,080톤이고, 평균품위는 Cr 11.8% 및 Ni 0.34%이다. 보피붐 지역의 경우, 남쪽의 웨불라(Webula) 크롬광화대와 연계해서 개발한다면 중규모급 광산의 개발여지가 있으며, 미얀마는 지질학적으로 오피올라이트 벨트가 서측과동측에 광대하게 분포하고 있어 보피붐 지역에서 기초탐사를 수행하면서 습득한 탐사기법은 향후 미얀마 오피올라이트벨트에서 잠두 크롬광체를 발견하는데 도움을 줄 것으로 사료된다.

주요어 탐사, 자원량평가, 크롬, 보피붐, 미얀마

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