Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences
The geological relationships between the rock units in the Dereiçi/Şavsat (Artvin) region and vein-type Cu-Pb-Zn deposits were presented in this paper. The study area comprises the Upper Cretaceous intermediate volcanic rocks and sedimentary rocks, with Post-Eocene dykes of andesitic and diabasic composition. The mineral deposits are classified as (1) Sphalerite-Galena-Chalcopyrite-Pyrite veins (Talatin Madeni, Binektasi and Fikrinin Madeni), (2) milky quartz-Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite-Galena-Pyrite veins and (3) Chalcopyrite-Pyrite veins. The general paragenetic sequence of the mineralizations is observed as quartz I-pyrite-chalcopyrite-sphalerite-galena-quartz II-chalcocite-covellite. The wall rocks are subjected to silicification, sericitic alteration, chloritization and carbonatization.
SOYLU, MESUT and ERLER, AYHAN (1999) "Geology of the Dereiçi (Şavsat, Artvin) Cu-Pb-Zn Deposits," Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 8: No. 1, Article 3. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/vol8/iss1/3