Origin of Miocene halite from Tuz Golu basin in Central Anatolia, Turkey: Evidences from the pure halite and fluid inclusion geochemistry

Karakaya M. C., Bozdag A., Ercan H. U., Karakaya N., Delikan A.

JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION, vol.202, pp.1-12, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The study area is located in the south of Konya Closed Basin which is the largest Miocene inner basin in Central Anatolia. The aim of this study is to determine the chemical composition of the Miocene halite deposits and depositional environments of Tuz Golu lacustrine basin. For this scope, fluid inclusion analyses (K+, Mg2+, SO42-) of nine pure halites were performed and twenty six pure halite samples have been examined. Additionally, K+, Mg2+, SO42- ion concentrations of the fluid inclusions and pure halite samples were compared to Gulf of Suez (GS), Red Sea (RS) and other Cenozoic seawaters (CS).