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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00206810109465043
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-721
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.