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Turkey

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Area:783,562 km2
Locality type:Country
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Turkey is a unitary, not a federal system, and the provinces are subordinated to the centre.

Turkey is subdivided into 81 provinces for administrative purposes. Each province is divided into districts, for a total of 923 districts. Turkey is also subdivided into 7 regions and 21 subregions for geographic, demographic and economic purposes; this does not refer to an administrative division.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aikinite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Almandine (TL)

Alunite

'Amber'

'Amphibole Supergroup'

'var: Uralite'

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Aristarainite

Arsenopyrite

Artinite

Asbolane

Augite

Aurichalcite

Awaruite

'Axinite Group'

Axinite-(Mn)

'Axinite-(Mn)-Tinzenite Series'

Azurite

Barroisite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Betekhtinite

Billingsleyite

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bixbyite

'Blaubleibender Covellite'

Blödite

Böhmite

Borax

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

'Bournonite-Seligmannite Series'

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Brianroulstonite

Brochantite

Brockite

Brucite

Burkeite

'Bursaite'

Bustamite

Cahnite

Calcite

Carrollite

Cassiterite

Cattierite

Celestine

Cerite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chantalite (TL)

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chondrodite

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

'Clinozoisite-Epidote Series'

Cobaltite

Cobaltpentlandite

Cohenite

Colemanite

Copper

Coronadite

Corrensite

Corundum

Covellite

Cristobalite

'Crossite'

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

Datolite

var: Bakerite

Daubréelite

Deerite

Defernite (TL)

Descloizite

Diaspore

var: Colour-change diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Dussertite

Eastonite

'Electrum'

Emplectite

Empressite

Enargite

Enstatite

Ephesite (TL)

Epidote

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Ca

Erionite-Na

Erlichmanite

Esseneite

Eudialyte

Eugsterite (TL)

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferriallanite-(Ce)

Ferrimolybdite

Ferro-glaucophane

Feruvite

'Florencite'

'Fluocerite'

Fluorapatite

'Fluorapophyllite'

Fluorite

Foitite

Fontarnauite (TL)

Forsterite

Freibergite

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Garnierite'

Geocronite

Gersdorffite

'Glass'

Glauberite

Glauconite

Glaucophane

Godlevskite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Gudmundite

Gypsum

Halite

'Halloysite'

Hausmannite

Haüyne

Haxonite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Martite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

'Heulandite'

Hexahydrite

Heyrovskýite

'Hilgardite-4M'

Hillebrandite

'Hornblende'

Howlite

Huntite

Hydroboracite

Hydrochlorborite

'Hydrogarnet'

Hydromagnesite

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Inderborite

Inderite

Inyoite

Irarsite

Iridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

Jacobsite

Jadeite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Kaersutite

Kaliborite

Kalistrontite

Kaolinite

Kashinite

Kermesite

Kernite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Killalaite

Konyaite (TL)

Kurnakovite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Larnite

Laumontite

Laurite

Lawsonite

var: Chromian Lawsonite

Lenaite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucoxene

Liebigite (TL)

'Limonite'

Linnaeite

Löllingite

Loughlinite

Löweite

Lüneburgite

Luzonite

Mackinawite

Maghemite

Magnesiochromite

Magnesio-foitite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganepidote'

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

Margarite

Matildite

Maucherite

Mckinstryite

Melanterite

'Melnikovite'

Mercury

Metacinnabar

Metastibnite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Meyerhofferite

'Mica Group'

Millerite

Mirabilite

Moissanite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nahcolite

Natroalunite

Natrolite

Naumannite

Nepheline

Nesquehonite

Nontronite

Omphacite

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Opal-CT

var: Opaline

'Opalite'

Orcelite

Orpiment

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osmium

Palygorskite

Paragonite

'Parisite'

Parthéite (TL)

Pentlandite

Perovskite

'Petrified Wood'

'Phengite'

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

'Phlogopite-3T'

Piemontite

Pirssonite

Platinum

'Plessite'

Plumbojarosite

Polybasite

Polyhalite

Powellite

Prehnite

Priceite

Probertite

'Psilomelane'

Putoranite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyroaurite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Chalcedony

var: Chalcedony (FRL)

var: Chrome-Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Ranciéite

Realgar

'Rhabdophane'

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rivadavite

Romanèchite

Roxbyite

Rustumite

Ruthenium

Rutile

Sanidine

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schoenfliesite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Searlesite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'var: Bastite'

Siderite

'Silica'

Silicon

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spurrite

Stannite

Starkeyite

Staurolite

Stephanite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

Strontianite

Sulphur

Svanbergite

Taenite

Talc

Tellurium

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tertschite (TL)

Teruggite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorianite

Tincalconite

Titanite

Tobermorite

Todorokite

'Tourmaline'

Trabzonite (TL)

Tremolite

var: Chrome-Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Trona

Tunellite

Tungsten

Ulexite

'UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClH' (FRL)

'UM1983-08-PO:BaCCaHREETh'

'UM1983-09-S:BiPbTe' (FRL)

'UM1983-12-S:CuFe'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uvarovite

Uytenbogaardtite

Valentinite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Veatchite

'Veatchite-A' (FRL)

Vesuvianite

Vuagnatite (TL)

'Wad'

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wüstite

'Xenotime'

Yarrowite

Yazganite (TL)

'Zeolite Group'

Zincohögbomite-2N2S

Zinkenite

Zircon

Zoisite


342 valid minerals. 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 4 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Hiessleitner, G. (1951) Serpentin- und Chromerzgeologie der Balkanhalbinsel und eines Teiles von Kleinasien. Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt: Sonderband 1: 1-255 & maps. [http://www.geologie.ac.at/filestore/download/JS0001_001_A.pdf]
Yalçin, Ü. (1987) Petrologie und Geochemie der Metabauxite SW-Anatoliens. Ph.D. Thesis, Ruhr, University, Bochum, 146pp.
Yalçin, Ü., Schreyer, W., and Medenbach, O. (1993) Zn- rich högbomite formed from gahnite in the metabauxites of the Menderes Massif, SW Turkey. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 113, 314-324.
Öztürk, H. (1997) Manganese deposits in Turkey: Distribution, types and tectonic setting. Ore Geology Reviews: 12: 187-203.
Ockenga, E., Yalçin, Ü., Medenbach, O., and Schreyer, W. (1998) Zincohögbomite, a new mineral from eastern Aegean metabauxites. European Journal of Mineralogy: 10: 1361-1366.
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.
Muazzez Çelik Karakaya, Necati Karakaya, Şuayip Küpeli, Fuat Yavuz (2012) Mineralogy and geochemical behavior of trace elements of hydrothermal alteration types in the volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, NE Turkey. Ore Geology Reviews: 48: 197-224.

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