THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF CAYIRHAN GLAUBERITE MINERALIZATION IN ANKARA, TURKEY


MARAL M., MARAL D., KEPEKLI T. A. , KARAKUS A. D. , Suner F.

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2010, Albena, Bulgaria, 20 - 26 June 2010, pp.189-190 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-190

Abstract

Glauberite mineralization from Cayirhan, Ankara (Central Anatolia) has been investigated and identified the major mineralogical, petrographical and geochemical properties. Glauberite occurrence, a sodium calcium sulfate mineral (Na2Ca(SO4)(2)) by evaporation, is underneath the gypsum mineralization which accumulated at the contact zone between Pliocene aged Ucyatak and Sofia formations. The mineralization is related to clay and mudstone, and accompanies with thenardite, gypsum, anhydrite, mirabilite and blodite. Major paragenes thenartite - glauberite and other accompanied minerals figure out that the mineralization forms under the control of more than one phase and origin in the basin.