(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic characteristics of Quaternary calcretes in the Adana region, southern Turkey : Implications on their origin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAPLAN M.Y. (1) ; EREN M. (1) ; KADIR S. (2) ; KAPUR S. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geological Engineering, Univ., Mersin, TURQUIE
(2) Osmangazi Univ., Dep. of Geological Engineering, Eskisehir, TURQUIE
(3) Çukurova Univ., Depts. of Soil Science and Archeometry, Adana, TURQUIE


Calcretes are widespread in the Adana region. X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive analyses (SEM-EDX) and differential thermal analysis-thermal gravimetry (DTA-TG) reveal that calcretes and their host-rock mudstones are composed predominantly of calcite and smectite, respectively. The results suggest a pedogenic origin for calcretes. The AA. estimate environmental conditions for calcrete formation : under the C3-dominated vegetation cover and semiarid or seasonally arid climatic conditions


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 101 [pp. 164-177]

Bibliographic references : 62 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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