Listwaenites in Turkey: Perspectives on formation and precious metal concentration with reference to occurrences in East-Central Anatolia

Ucurum A.

OFIOLITI, vol.25, no.1, pp.15-29, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : OFIOLITI
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-29


The low hydrothermal alteration of serpentinites from the ophiolite complexes in Turkey has formed listwaenites with either mineralized or non-mineralized and scattered through the three-ophiolite belts in Anatolia, Turkey. The listwaenite occurrences and associated mineralization in Turkey are reviewed, taking into account the location and description used in literature. The geology and geochemistry of the listwaenites in east central Anatolia serve as a reference to illustrate the characteristics of listwaenite formation and precious metal concentrations in ophiolite belts of Turkey.