Sarıkaya B deposit, Kirka, Eskişehir Province, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey
|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.
29 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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|Pliocene - Miocene|
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Miocene-Pliocene sedimentary rocks|
- 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.