Varying depositional environments of gypsum successions in the Upper Miocene Eskiehir-Sivrihisar lacustrine basin, NW Turkiye

ECE O., Suner F. , COBAN F.

NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR MINERALOGIE-MONATSHEFTE, no.11, pp.481-502, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1127/0028-3649/2003/2003-0481
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-502


The basement rocks of Eskisehir-Sivrihisar basin are made of Upper Paleozoic metamorphic rocks and Upper Cretaceous ophiolite complex. These rocks are overlain by Middle Miocene sedimentary rocks the base. Upper Miocene-Pliocene stratigraphic succession consists of basal conglomerates, sandstones, claystones, limestones, dolomites and tuff's are thinly interbedded with cyclic evaporites. The main clay mineral assemblage consists of smectite, illite and sepiolite that are enriched in different percentage in different horizons. The Upper Miocene-Pliocene stratigraphic succession consists of alterations of gypsum, clayey carbonates and unconsolidated very soft dolomite beds, which are conformably underlain by sepiolite-bearing clayey carbonates and disconformably overlain by alluvium and conglomerate series of Pleistocene age.