The Zeolite Deposit of Hekimhan in the Malatya Basin

ÖNAL M. , Depci T. , Ceylan C., Kizilkaya N.

World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences symposium (WMESS), Prague, Çek Cumhuriyeti, 5 - 09 Eylül 2016, cilt.44 identifier identifier


Zeolite deposits in the Malatya Basin which is formed of the Yuksekova Group were investigated in the present study. The zeolites were occurred in the two layers: the lower zeolite layer and the upper zeolite layer of the Sarikiz Formation of Campanian-Maastrichtian age within the flysch like sediments at Hekimhan in the northern part of the Malatya Basin. Characterization studies of the zeolite samples were done by XRF, XRD and SEM images and the results showed that the main structures of the zeolites were clinoptilolite-(Cs), heulandite and calcite and the geological occurrences of zeolite is in marine environments.