GEOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND PROVENANCE OF KAOLINITIC CLAY FROM AKHARIM (AFYONKARAHISAR, W-ANATOLIA)


Kuscu M. , YILDIZ A.

12h International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference (SGEM), Albena, Bulgaristan, 17 - 23 Haziran 2012, ss.115-117 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Albena
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Bulgaristan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.115-117

Özet

Kaolinitic clays associated with sedimentary rocks are seen wide spreadingly in the Yenikoy formation from Akharim district, Afyonkarahisar Province W-Anatolia. Because of their proximity to the most ceramic industries in the area such as Kutahya and Usak Province of Turkey, the clays of the Akharim district have been intensively exploited for last few years. This study has been focused on geology, geochemistry and origin of this kaolinitic clay deposits. The Akharim clay deposits occur in the Middle-Upper Miocene aged Yenikoy formation. Thickness of beige-gray colored clay beds change between 0.3 and 6m, also locally appear as yellowish and brownish colours. The origin of such yellowish and brownish levels, observed along with the joints and bedding planes, are related to hematite and limonite minerals. Akharim clay deposit was divided into two main parts as: Northeastern and southwestern, via a normal fault which is the N70W/75SW in direction and dip.