Fossil geothermal systems in the continental rift zone of the Kucuk Menderes within the Menderes Massif, Western Anatolia, Turkey

Ozgur N.

10th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, VILLASIMIUS, Italy, 10 - 15 July 2001, pp.737-740 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.737-740
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The Hg, Sb and Au deposits of Halikoy, Emirli and Kure can be considered as fossil equivalents of formerly active geothermal systems due to various similarities of parameters. The metals originated in the host rocks were transported in a hydrothermal system as (HS)(2)(-) complexes. The precipitation of metals depended upon T, P, pH and redox potential as well as total sulfur concentration.