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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s01.v1013

GEOLOGY OF THE ANTALYA TUFA AND ITS EFFECTS ON SOILS

KARAMAN, Z. ALAGOZ, M. GURHAN YALCIN
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 1, 107 - 114 pp

ABSTRACT

Antalya tufa is a terrestrial limestone formation in the Antalya region with a 600 km2
area near the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey. It shows unconformities with the underlying
ultra basic rocks and alluvial units above belong to Quaternary age. The thickness of the
tufa formation is about 50-250 m. in different locations. Antalya Tufa which is a Plio-
Quaternary age is a terrestrial secondary limestone formation by the action of Kırkgoz
Spring of Beydagları Mountains. The tufa consists not only of calcite minerals, but also
includes other minerals and organic materials. Formation of soils on the tufa is the
effect of not only calcite minerals but also insoluble materials in the formation.
Although, the tufa consist mainly of calcite minerals, soil over the tufa formation do not
show high amount of calcitic features.

Keywords: Tufa, Red Soil, Antalya

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