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June 17 (Sun) to June 24 (Sun), 2012   -  Economic Deposit tour days only

(June 15 (Fri) to June 27 (Wed), 2012 - (includes optional sightseeing)

Turkey - Central Anatolia

Economic Geology Deposits/Courses:  

  • 1/2 day Geology of Central Anatolia, Turkey shortcourse
  • Çelebi Fe-Skarn
  • Gümüşler Sb-Hg-W-Au
  • Madsan Sb-Hg
  • Yahyalı Fe-skarn
  • Kesikköprü Fe-skarn
  • Kaman F-Mo
  • Esendemirtepe Fe-Cu-skarn
  • Zamantı Pb-Zn
  • Demirtepe sedimentary Fe
  • Keskin Pb-Zn
  • Hüseyin beyobasi Mo
  • Inlice Au
  • Attepe Fe-skarn
  • salt & gypsum deposits & salt lake viewings

Geology Sites/Activities:

  • Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls

(Optional) Historical/Sight-Seeing: 

  • Ankara (Anatolian Museum, Atatürk Mausoleum)
  • Cappadocia Tour (Nevşehir City, Ürgüp and Göreme Caves, Derinkuyu Underground City, 2 nights in a cave hotel)
  • Turkish Hamam (bath) experience, and
  • a Dervish show
  Geological Tour Guide:   Dr. Ilkay Kuscu, Geology Professor, Muğla University, Muğla, TURKEY

Dr. Kuscu is a well-renowned Turkish economic geologist.  He studied at the Department of Geological Engineering at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey); completed a research associateship with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at The University of British Columbia in 2005-2007; and he also guided this same tour in 2009.  He is now a Geology Professor at Mu
ğla University, where all subjects are taught in English.  Dr. Kuscu is very well spoken, knowledgeable, and approachable.  We are lucky to have him as a guide.  
(Photo courtesy of K. Smith - Dr. Kuscu, May 2009, speaking in front of the Kula Volcanoes, Turkey)

Turkey is the host of several major metallogenic zones due to the development of a Tethyan magmatic arc along the length of the country. Although Turkey is rich in mineral resources, mining activity only accounts for ~1.5% of the GDP. This is largely due to control over the mining industry by the government; however in recent years, limitations on exploration by foreign companies have been relaxed, which makes Turkey an increasingly attractive area for mineral exploration & development. This trip will provide an opportunity to see several deposits typical of the Tethyan arcs in an area that has only recently become recognized internationally as a major metallogenic belt.

Participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of the regional geology, tectonics, magmatism, & metallogenic belts in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.
  • An understanding of the geological framework & genesis of post-collisional, late orogenic extension deposits such as F-Cu-Mo porphyry systems, magnetite skarns, Fe & Fe-Cu skarn mineralization, epithermal gold deposits, intrusion-related gold deposits, carbonate-hosted and/or Mississippi Valley type deposits

Fee includes:

  • Small group size of maximum 20 participants
  • Geology guidebook with pre-selected relevant papers
  • Trip Final Report
  • DVD of trip photos, including detailed rock photos
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Dr. Ilkay Kuscu's geological guidance for the duration of the trip
  • Ms. Karie Smith’s assistance for the duration of the trip
  • ½ Day - Geology of Central Anatolia, Turkey shortcourse
  • 3, 4, or 5-star accommodation as double-occupancy with in-room wireless internet as available; gentleman & ladies will have separate rooms
  • All transportation in newer, comfortable, & air-conditioned vans or buses
  • All meals (alcohol excluded)
  • Optional: Entrance fees to all sightseeing events, Ankara sight-seeing, 2 nights in a cave hotel, Cappadocia Tour (with the distinguished volcanologist, Dr Gonca Kuscu), Turkish Hamam (bath) experience, and Dervish show

2 price options:                            

1. Economic Deposit tour days only (8 days, 7 nights, starts in Ankara, ends in Kayseri):

$2500 CAD early fee (until April 17, 2012)    |    $2900 CAD late fee (after April 17, 2012)

2. Economic Deposit tour days with optional sight-seeing (13 days, 12 nights, starts in Ankara, ends in Kayseri):

$3700 CAD early fee (until April 17, 2012)    |    $4100 CAD late fee (after April 17, 2012)

Payments accepted by cheque, wire and bank transfers, and all major credit cards


Please also see the tour brochure PDF for more details on the tour.

Register here by filling in the attached registration form, and sending it back by email, fax or by mail

Please contact Karie Smith at karie@klsgeotours.com for more information....

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