There is no comprehensive geological research carried out in the region by the university nor by MTA (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration). German academicians only performed case studies through local researches between the years of 1925-1950. These mainly included preliminary general study of the region by Wijkeerslot (1932), Van Deer Kaaden (1952), Colin (1962). These researches mostly financed by MTA are retained as MTA archives and have never been published. Additionally, Gracıansky (1972) evaluated tectonic structure of South-Western Anatolia in detail.

MTA commenced local studies and 1/25000 scaled projection surveys in1960. Based on these surveys, 1/10000 scaled Denizli N-23 map section demonstrating Tefenni area is printed.

Majority of these studies are not addressing economical chromium deposits. However, they support large scale mineral geology studies.

In order to better understand geological status of Aegean region and its perimeter, structural condition of the territory from Izmir to Antalya must be know. Because current locations of the chromium deposits around this area are closely associated with the geotechnical events between these two points.

Figure. Locations of Lithological Units in South-Western Anatolia and Isparta Meander (Arranged by MTA, M.Özoktay – 2015)

Timko Madencilik has a faith for the potential in this territory and carries out R&D activities as the main principle at the acquired mine areas in order to enlarge basin mining, therefore performs appropriate exploration, drilling and reserve development activities.