Lead and sulfur isotopic studies of the barite-galena deposits in the Karalar area (Gazipasa-Antalya), Southern Turkey


Gokce A. , Bozkaya G.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.30, ss.53-62, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2006.07.007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.53-62

Özet

The Gazipasa area is covered by Paleozoic-Lower Mesozoic metaclastics and metacarbonates of the Antalya tectonostratigraphic unit, and contains carbonate-hosted lead-zinc and barite deposits. The Buyuk and Boyalik mines investigated in this study contain ore veins and veinlets of barite (80-85%) and galena (10-15%) with small amounts of sphalerite, pyrite, tetrahedrite, limonite, quartz, and calcite. Textural evidence indicates that barite was formed and mylonitized prior to the precipitation of sulfides. The latter occurred in the porous zones between the brecciated barite crystals, especially in the highly mylonitized zones.