Genetic relations between skarn mineralization and petrogenesis of the Evciler granitoid, Kazdag, Canakkale, Turkey and comparison with world skarn granitoids


Yucel-Ozturk Y., Helvaci C., Satir M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.14, no.3, pp.255-280, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-280
  • Keywords: gold, copper, skarn, mineralization, Evciler granitoid, Kazdag, NW Turkey, SOUTHERN MENDERES MASSIF, METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX, TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE, KARAKAYA COMPLEX, WESTERN TURKEY, NORTHWESTERN ANATOLIA, BRITISH-COLUMBIA, STABLE-ISOTOPE, HYDROGEN ISOTOPE, PLUTONIC ROCKS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Most skarn deposits are directly related to magmatic activity, and there is a systematic correlation between the composition of causative plutons and the metal contents of the related skarns. This paper documents the composition of facies within the Evciler pluton and correlations between intrusion composition and the metal contents of associated skarns. There have been previous studies of mines (e.g., Cu mines) in the Evciler district, however. there have been no detailed geological investigations of such ore deposits or associated skarn mineralization. In the Evciler district both calcic exoskarn (garnet-pyroxene) and endoskarn (pyroxene-epidote) occur along the contacts between granitoid and marble. Calc-silicate mineral compositions in the Evciler skarns are similar to those in Au-Cu and Fe-Cu skarns.