The origin and geochemical characteristics of rutile in eluvial and fluvial-alluvial placers and quartz veins of the Menderes Massif from the Neoproterozoic Pan-African Belt, Western Turkey


Kuscu M. , CENGİZ O. , Isik K., Gul E. K.

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.143, pp.10-27, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2018.03.013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-27

Abstract

Rutile occur in important amounts within Quaternary detrital sediments, and quartz veins which cut down the Paleozoic aged Esme formation in the Menderes Massif on the Neoproterozoic Pan-Afrikan Belt in the west of Turkey. As a result of erosion, transport and accumulation of rutile-bearing quartz veins in the mica schists of the Esme formation outcropped between Esme (Usak) and Kula (Manisa), the placer rutile occurrences occur in terraces, fluvial-alluvial and eluvial deposits. This study investigates the element content of rutile, oxygen isotope ratios of rutile and quartz, and formation temperature of rutile related to titanium source rock.