PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, vol.258, pp.208-233, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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SE Turkey, Arabian Plate, Derik Volcanics, Late Neoproterozoic, Magmatic arc, Cadomian Orogeny, EAST-AFRICAN OROGEN, TRACE-ELEMENT COMPOSITION, EARLY PALEOZOIC EVOLUTION, HIGH-FIELD STRENGTH, U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY, CRUSTAL GROWTH, ISLAND-ARC, CAMBRIAN STRATIGRAPHY, GEODYNAMIC EVOLUTION, WESTERN TAURIDES
New geochemical, Sr/Nd isotope and zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS data from the Derik Volcanics in the Southeast Anatolian Autochthone Belt of Turkey are consistent with an Andean-type Cadomian arc that developed along the northern edge of the Arabian Plate during the Late Neoproterozoic. The Derik Volcanics represent a volcanic complex including andesites, rhyolites and basalts, with volcanoclastic and fluvial sediments. They are unconformably overlain by playa sediments with Early Cambrian ichno-fossils, followed by Middle Cambrian-Silurian shallow marine deposits.