Fluid-inclusion and stable-isotope characteristics of the Inler Yaylasi lead-zinc deposits, northern Turkey

Gokce A., Bozkaya G.

INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, cilt.45, sa.11, ss.1044-1054, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2747/0020-6814.45.11.1044
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1044-1054


The Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey contains over 400 massive (Kuroko-type) and vein-type Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. The Inler Yaylasi lead-zinc deposits are typical examples of the vein type and have been economically mined for 15 years. Three ore veins were identified along E-W-trending fault zones, hosted by extensively altered, Upper Cretaceous volcano-sedimentary rocks. A Tertiary granitoid intrusion occurs near the area of mineralization. The ore veins contain sphalerite, galena, and minor amounts of pyrite, chalcopyrite, fahlore, chalcocite, and covellite as ore minerals, with quartz and calcite as gangue minerals.