Ore Mineral Textures of Late Cretaceous Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits of Turkey: Proposed Paragenetic Sequence

Çiftçi E., Lermi A., YALÇINALP B.

11th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM), Mianyang, China, 5 - 10 July 2013, pp.91-97 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-13948-7_10
  • City: Mianyang
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-97
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Most of the massive sulfide deposits (VMS) occurring from Precambrian to Cenozoic throughout the world have been subsequently metamorphosed at various grades. Thus, all the original textures have been either completely destroyed or strongly modified. However, there are a very few examples, rather younger deposits such as late Cretaceous Turkish VMS deposits and Miocene Kuroko deposits of Japan in which representative and original ore textures are preserved. The Turkish massive sulfide deposits are mainly Cu-Zn-Pb type and entirely hosted by Late Cretaceous felsic volcanic rocks within a paleoarc geotectonic setting.