Tin mineralization indicator in Sungai Bahoi-Charok Jawa area, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah

GSM Bulletin 75 May 2023
Author : Fakhruddin Afif Fauzi, Hamdan Ariffin
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 57 - 71
Volume Number : 75
Year : 2023
DOI : doi.org/10.7186/bgsm75202306

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 75, May 2023, pp. 57 – 71

Tin mineralization indicator in Sungai Bahoi-Charok Jawa area, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah

Fakhruddin Afif Fauzi*, Hamdan Ariffin

Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia, Kedah / Perlis / Pulau Pinang, Jalan Perak, off Jalan Putra, 05150 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
*Corresponding author email address: afif@jmg.gov.my

 

Abstract: A study on tin (Sn) mineralization indicator in Sungai Bahoi-Charok Jawa area was conducted through detailed field geological mapping and stream sediment geochemistry analysis. The study area consists mainly of Late Triassic igneous intrusion and sedimentary rocks of Carboniferous Kubang Pasu Formation. The conducted field mapping has successfully discovered a band of brecciated phyllites along parts of granite – phyllite contact zone and a limestone hill with caves in the study area. Based on the geochemical results and interpretations, 6 multielement anomaly areas were delineated, where Sn exists as the main constituent.

Keywords: Geochemistry, geoheritage, Labua Cave, tin, Ulu Muda

Abstrak: Kajian petunjuk pemineralan timah (Sn) di kawasan Sungai Bahoi-Charok Jawa telah dilaksanakan berdasarkan pemetaan geologi lapangan terperinci dan analisis geokimia sedimen sungai. Sebahagian besar kawasan kajian terdiri daripada rejahan granit berusia Trias Akhir dan batuan sedimen Formasi Kubang Pasu berusia Karbon. Hasil pemetaan lapangan berjaya menemukan jalur filit terbreksi di sepanjang sebahagian zon sentuhan granit – filit dan bukit batu kapur yang mengandungi gua di kawasan kajian. Berdasarkan keputusan dan pentafsiran keputusan analisis geokimia, sebanyak 6 kawasan beranomali pelbagai unsur dapat disempadankan, di mana sebahagian besarnya terdiri daripada Sn sebagai unsur utama.

Kata kunci: Geokimia, geowarisan, Gua Labua, timah, Ulu Muda

 

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