A study of sulfur isotopes in determining the genesis of Goynuk and Celaldagi desandre Pb-Zn deposits, eastern Yahyali, Kayseri, Central Turkey

Koptagel O., Ulusoy U. , Efe A.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.25, ss.279-289, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.02.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.279-289


Pb-Zn deposits are widespread and common in various part of the Taurus Belt. Most of the deposits are related to faults in limestones and dolomitic limestones. Goynuk and Celaldagi Desandre deposits are typical of those found in the Yahyali district of the Aladag region, located northwest of the eastern Taurus. The concordant nature of these deposits with wall rocks differentiates them from other deposits in the same region. The following typical important features characterize the concordant and fault-related deposits: (1) the absence of any rocks indicating magmatic activity, (2) no evidence of thermochemical changes along the ore body-wall rocks contact, (3) the presence of a simple mineral assemblage in the paragenesis, (4) the presence of marcasite, reflecting the low temperature occurrence, (5) considerable carbonatization and sulfatization, and (6) the higher abundance of Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni and Co in wall/host rocks compared with those in the unaltered limestones.