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Sarıkaya B deposit, Kirka, Eskişehir Province, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 17' North , 30° 33' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.28333,30.55000

The largest borate deposit in Turkey and the world's largest tincal ore body.

Located ca. 4 km W of Kirka and 76 km S of Eskisehir.

Mineral List

29 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Pliocene - Miocene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
Miocene-Pliocene sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Baysal, O. (1972) : A mineralogical study and genesis of Sarıkaya (Kırka) borate deposits. Hacettepe University, Ankara.
- Cahit, H. and Alonso, R.N. (2000): Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 9, 1-27.
- Helvaci, C., Orti, F. (2004): Zoning in the Kirka Borate Deposit, Western Turkey. Canadian Mineralogist 42, 1179-1204.

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