The Kizilcaoren fluorite-barite-REE deposits related to Tertiary alkaline volcanics, Eskisehir, Turkey

Gultekin A., Orgun Y., Budakoğlu M., Celik N.

5th Biennial Meeting of the Society-for-Geology-Applied-to-Mineral-Deposits / 10th Quadrennial Symposium of the International-Association-on-the-Genesis-of-Ore-Deposits, London, Canada, 22 - 25 August 1999, pp.647-650 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-650
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The Kizilcaoren F-Ba-REE deposits with measured reserves:of over 0.4 million tons of 0.2 percent ThO2 and 4 million tons of approximately 0.3 percent Ce+La+Y are situated about 25 km south of Kizilcaoren, Eskisehir. Major ore minerals are fluorite, barite, and to a lesser extent, bastnasite. Brockite, fluocerite and monazite are accessory minerals. The mineralization is in close association with Tertiary alkaline volcanism which is linked to the final stage of the development of the Aegean Rift and mostly occurs in the form of hydrothermal veins in the elastic and pyroclastic rocks.