Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
The Ashele copper deposit is the typical VMS-type Cu polymetallic deposit in northe-west of China. With the continuous deepening of exploration development of deposits, metallogenic (genetic) and exploration models of deposit have been continuously improved. Moreover, it has played a positive role in guiding prospecting and exploration of deep edges of deposits. We comb that effective geological exploration models on different scale deposit (body) structure models via studying exploration and prospecting models on metallogenic (genetic) models of the Ashele ore district from commonness to individuality, from the shallower to the deeper, simplicity to comprehensiveness. We propose "multi-channel volcanic chain" geological exploration model based on ore district scale, and discuss the construction of deep comprehensive exploration models of the VMS-type Cu metalogenic deposit in the Ashele ore district.