Geodynamic significance of the Cretaceous pillow basalts from North Anatolian Ophiolitic Melange Belt (Central Anatolia, Turkey): geochemical and paleontological constraints

Rojay B. , Altiner D., Altiner S., Onen A., James S., Thirlwall M.

GEODINAMICA ACTA, vol.17, no.5, pp.349-361, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.3166/ga.17.349-361
  • Title of Journal : GEODINAMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-361


The most widespread blocks within the Cretaceous ophiolitic melange (North Anatolian ophiolitic melange) in Central Anatolia (Turkey) are pillow basalts, radiolarites, other ophiolitic fragments and Jurassic-Cretaceous carbonate blocks. The pillow basalts crop out as discrete blocks in close relation to radiolarites and ophiolitic units in Cretaceous ophiolitic melange.