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, Finland, 11 - 13 August 1997, pp.595-598 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Turku
  • Country: Finland
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.