Geology, geochemistry and Re-Os geochronology of the Jurassic Zeybek volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit (Central Pontides, Turkey)

Gunay K., Donmez C., Oyan V., Baran C., Çiftçi E. , PARLAK O., ...More

ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS, vol.111, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.102994
  • Title of Journal : ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS


Located in the north of Anatolia, the Pontide Orogenic Belt hosts Turkey's most important volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. Studies completed in the last ten years have discovered new massive sulfide deposits in the Central Pontide zone. The Zeybek VMS deposit is one of these newly-discovered deposits found in the Central Pontides. This deposit is associated with the Cangaldag Metamorphic Complex occurring as east-west-striking tectonic slices. The Cangaldag Metamorphic Complex is an allochthonous mass of metavolcanic, metavolcanidastic and metaclastic rocks in the form of imbricated tectonic slices. Zeybek massive sulfide deposit is located within metaclastic rocks intercalated with mafic sills or lava flows in this complex.