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The Bahcecik prospect is a low sulphidation epithermal mineralised system, located in the eastern Pontide tectonic province of the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey.

Gold mineralization occurs in Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary volcanic rocks, localized along east-trending normal faults and lithologic contacts.

An early quartz-sericite alteration event was focused along the major fault in the area and resulted in precipitation of arsenian (?) pyrite with anomalous gold.   This was overprinted by a later, more spatially extensive, advanced argillic alteration event.

Native gold occurs as disseminations and fracture fillings in quartz. Gold mineralization is restricted to the high-temperature portion of the alteration zone characterized by quartz veins with diaspore-pyrophyllite selvages. The prospect area has been subjected to Tertiary to Holocene supergene alteration.

The most recent source geological information used to prepare this summary was dated: 2000.    
This description is a summary from published sources, the chief of which are listed below.
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  References & Additional Information
   Selected References:
Yigit O, Nelson E P and Hitzman M W  2000 - Early Tertiary epithermal gold mineralization, Bahcecik prospect, northeastern Turkey: in    Mineralium Deposita   v35 pp 689-696

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