Author: Mustafa ALBAYRAK, Abdullah ÇUBUKÇU, Ahmet ACAR

Publishing Date: 2007

E-ISSN: 2147-9364

Volume 22 Issue 3


The Study area is located in Trace Basin. There is a sequence starting from Upper Cretaceous to Quaternary units. The sequences seem to show two seperate successions located in the three different locations [1-Enez –Hisarlı, 2- Keşan and its sotheast (Kızkapanı Village and its surrounding) and 3- Northern regions of Keşan]. In the whole areas, from bottom to top, Upper Cretaceous Yeniköy Mixture, Eocene Soğucak and Yenimuhacir Formations, Oligocene Danişmen formation and Hisarlıdağ Volcanics, Miocene Ergene group Quaternary units exhibit outcrops. These units of the studied area have been taken into considerations with their different properties. In this study, detail examinations of zeolite minerals were realized and systematical as well as localized samples were collected from volcanic, clastic and lacustrine units, which are considered to contain zeolite group minerals in the region, by using GPS. On these samples, orderly optical microscopy (OM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF), Scanning Electron Microscopy and connected with it, Energy Dispersive Spectrometric (SEM+EDS) examinations and analysis were conducted.. These analyses were performed on 53 samples and zeolites were not found in some of the samples. The minerals are mordenite, analcime, dachiardite, natrolite, heulandite and clinoptilolite. The accessory minerals in the samples as general, are quartz, calcite, feldspar, smectite group, chlorite group, kaolinite group, mica (muscovite and biotite), tridymite, cristobalite, dolomite minerals and amorphous material.

Key Words: Trace basin; Keşan; Enez; Zeolite

Full Text