Carbonatite rare earth element deposit in Eskisehir, Turkey

Geographic location

State or provinceEskisehir
Geographic location:31.383333, 39.633333
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Location references

  • NIMA, 2001

Geologic characteristics

Deposit typeCarbonatite
Age of depositTertiary
REE mineralsbastnäsite
Ore mineralsfluorite
Host rock typesphonolite
and alkaline pyroclastic rocks

Nearby scientific information

Geologic map unit31.383333333333, 39.633333333333
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Economic information

StatusPotential resource
CompanyMaden Tetik ve Arama Enstititüsü
Resource estimates4.7 Mt @ 2.78% REE (1990)

References for resource estimates

  • Castor, S.B., 1994, Rare earth minerals, in Carr, D.D., ed., Industrial minerals and rocks, 6th edition: Littleton, Colorardo, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploratin, Inc., p. 827-839.


Bastnasite-fluorite-barite rock lenses associated with carbonatite dikes. Lat-long is for population center of same name.

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