A geochemical approach to a lateritic/bauxitic occurrence in karstic areas: An example from central Anatolia, Turkey

Suner F. , CELIK M.

4th Biennial SGA Meeting on Mineral Deposits - Research and Exploration: Where do They Meet, Turku, Finlandiya, 11 - 13 Ağustos 1997, ss.595-598 identifier

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Turku
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Finlandiya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.595-598


In the studied area, lateritic/bauxitic occurrences have been determined in Cretaceous limestones generally in the cracks and cavities, and also as a cover on the sedimentary rocks. Ophiolitic melange, lacustrine limestones and intermediary volcanics are the other observed rocks. Chemical studies and revealed that there was a strict relationships not only between ophiolites and lateritic-bauxitic occurrences but also between ophiolites and limestones in the form of dolomitisation and magnesitisation.