Lake Tuz, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 45' North , 33° 25' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.75, 33.4166666667|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Tuz Gölü|
A salt lake.
Its area is shared by the provinces of Ankara, Konya and Aksaray.
"When I visited Turkey in 1987, the beach of the lake was formed by a crust of white, intergrown halite crystals. The crust continued under the water, what means the lake is really salty. BTW: 'Tuz' is the Turkish word for 'salt'" (Erik Vercammen observations)
6 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Quaternary sedimentary rocks|
- Müller, G. (1969): Vorkommen und Entstehung von "Salz-Schirmen" im Tuz Gölü ("Salzsee"), Türkei. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 20, 295-297.
- Camur, M. Z. & Mutlu, H. (1996): Major-ion geochemistry and mineralogy of the salt lake (Tuz Gölü) basin, Turkey. Chemical Geology, 127, 313-329.