Hydrothermal alteration products in the vicinity of the Ahirozu kaolin deposits, Mihaliccik-Eskisehir, Turkey

Sayit I. O. , GÜNAL TÜRKMENOĞLU A. , Sayin S. A. , Demirci C.

CLAY MINERALS, cilt.53, sa.2, ss.289-303, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1180/clm.2018.19
  • Dergi Adı: CLAY MINERALS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-303


The mineralogy, texture and composition of rocks associated with the kaolin deposits in the Ahirozu-Hamidiye-Ucbasli area, SE of Mihaliccik, Eskisehir, Turkey, were investigated. In the study area, Triassic, blue-green schists and serpentinized ultramafic rocks are exposed. Kaolinization occurs at the contact between a Triassic granitic intrusion and metamorphic rocks. Textural and mineralogical characteristics were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) analyses. The effects of hydrothermal alteration on the whole-rock chemical composition were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) analysis. Homogenization temperature (T-h, degrees C), salinity, (wt.% NaCl) and melting temperature (T-m, degrees C) were detected by fluid-inclusion analyses.