Mineral Deposits of Turkey in Relation to Tethyan Metallogeny: Implications for Future Mineral Exploration

Yigit O.

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, vol.104, no.1, pp.19-51, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2113/gsecongeo.104.1.19
  • Journal Name: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-51
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The Tethyan metallogeny of Turkey, shaped by the interplay between subduction, collision, postcollision, and rifting processes, is mainly associated with Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic volcanoplutonic and ophiolitic rocks. A wide spectrum of ore deposits is represented from those occurring in island arcs to those associated with continental settings. Though Turkey has been one of the leading producers of chromite, the country is an emerging producer of precious and base metals.