THE EPITHERMAL LITHOGEOCHEMICAL SIGNATURE - A PERSISTENT CHARACTERIZATION OF PRECIOUS METAL MINERALIZATION AT KURSUNLU AND ORENCIK, 2 PROSPECTS OF VERY DIFFERENT GEOLOGY IN WESTERN TURKEY


LARSON L., ERLER Y.

JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION, cilt.47, ss.321-331, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0375-6742(93)90074-v
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.321-331

Özet

Lithogeochemical reconnaissance sampling of prospects at Kursunlu and Orencik in western Turkey shows both have a similar and definite epithermal precious metal trace element signature. The geologic setting and prospect geology of Kursunlu is such that this geochemical pattern is expectable. The geology at Orencik, however, is very different with mineralization occurring in silicified zones along a flat undulating thrust fault within a melange terrain. Geochemical data, however, clearly show the epithermal nature of the Orencik mineralization.