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Bolkardağ Range, Niğde Province, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey

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Hydrothermal Pb-Zn and Pb-Zn-Cu deposits (Sn- and Au-bearing), related to Tertiary granite intrusions, and hosted in Carboniferous limestones ("Bolkardağ marbles") in the northern part of the Bolkardağ anticline.

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31 valid minerals.

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- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 569.
- Petraschek, W.E. (1967): Die Blei-Zinklagerstätten in Kalken des westlichen Taurus. Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute of Turkey, Foreign Edition, 68, 39-50 (in German).
- Yener, K.A. (1986) The archaeometry of silver in Anatolia: the Bolkardağ Mining District. Am. J. Archaeol. 90, 469-472.
- Yener, K.A. and H. Ozbal (1986): Bolkardağ Mining District Survey of Silver and Lead in Ancient Anatolia. Proceedings of the 24th International Archaeometry Symposium, The Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. 309-317.
- Yener, K. A., & Özbal, H. (1987): Tin in the Turkish Taurus mountains: the Bolkardağ mining district. Antiquity, 61(232), 220-226.

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