Kaolin occurrences in the Erenler Dagi volcanics, southwest Konya Province, Turkey


Karakaya M., Karakaya N., Temel A.

INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, vol.43, no.8, pp.711-721, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00206810109465043
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-721

Abstract

Mainly calc-alkaline, andesitic, and dacitic volcanics from different late Miocene-Pliocene eruption centers crop out WSW of Konya, and locally are interbedded with lacustrine sediments. Hydrothermal alteration within these rocks is widespread. In addition to kaolinite, other major alteration products include halloysite, alunite, cristobalite, quartz, illite, montmorillonite, and zeolite-group minerals. Based on the cristobalite-quartz relationship, the kaolinization temperature is estimated as similar to 100 degreesC.