Platinum group metal contents of the peridotites of the Mugla-Fethiye-Koycegiz area, Southwestern Turkey


Ozpeker I., Eren R., Yilmaz Y., Uz B., Aykol A., Coban F., ...More

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.767-769 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.767-769

Abstract

;Peridodite and related upper mantle rocks bearing platinum-group metals, chromite and magnesite ores are exposed extensively along the suture zones of Anatolia. The Mugla, Fethiye and Koycegiz region is one of the places in which many outcrops of upper mantle rocks are seen as thrust slices (Lycian nappes). Here, serpentinized harzburgites, dunites, pyroxenites and gabbros outcrop with significant chromite occurences. The samples collected from the peridodite indicate the presence of platinum group metals. These preliminary results imply that this area deserves further attention.