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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2011.09.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-148
  • Keywords: Turkey, Biga Peninsula, Geochronology, Tethyan metallogeny, Porphyry Au-Cu-Mo, Epithermal, Skarn, Mineral exploration, GOLD-BAR DISTRICT, GEOCHEMICAL-EXPLORATION, WESTERN ANATOLIA, KARAKAYA COMPLEX, FLUID INCLUSION, MISSING LINK, CORE COMPLEX, ORE-DEPOSITS, LATE MIOCENE, EVOLUTION
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.