A prospective sector in the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt: Geology and geochronology of mineral deposits in the Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey


Yigit O.

ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS, vol.46, pp.118-148, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2011.09.015
  • Title of Journal : ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-148
  • Keywords: Turkey, Biga Peninsula, Geochronology, Tethyan metallogeny, Porphyry Au-Cu-Mo, Epithermal, Skarn, Mineral exploration, GOLD-BAR DISTRICT, FLUID INCLUSION, GEOCHEMICAL-EXPLORATION, WESTERN ANATOLIA, KARAKAYA COMPLEX, STABLE-ISOTOPE, MISSING LINK, CORE COMPLEX, ORE-DEPOSITS, LATE MIOCENE

Abstract

The Tethyan Metallogenic Belt (TMB), extending from Europe through Anatolia to Iran, is one of the world's major metal producing belts, and consists of many sectors. Mineral deposits of the Biga Peninsula in northwestern Turkey exhibit, in many ways, the characteristics of mineral deposits found throughout the belt. Biga Peninsula tectonically forms the westernmost part of the Sakarya Zone and easternmost part of the Rhodope Zone at the intersection of Gondwana and Laurasia.