Geochemistry, Sr-Nd isotope data and petrogenesis of the Marziyan granitoid, Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone, western Iran

Datvishi E., Khalili M., Toksoy-Koksal F., KÖKSAL S., Beavers R.

NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR MINERALOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN, vol.192, no.2, pp.195-210, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1127/njma/2015/0281
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-210


The Marziyan granitoid is part of the widespread granitoid bodies in the Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone. It intruded Mesozoic regional metamorphic rocks of this belt and is composed of leucogranite and subordinate granite. The mineralogy of the granitoid is dominated by quartz, K-feldspar, plagioclase, biotite, muscovite, garnet, tourmaline and accessory apatite, zircon and ilmenite. The peraluminous nature of these rocks is manifested by high molar A/CNK ratio (>1.1), and the presence of garnet and minor sillimanite. Strong enrichment in alkalies and depletion in high field strength elements as well as high initial Sr-87/Sr-86 ratios (>0.71) and low initial epsilon Nd(t) values (-0.8 to 3.7) suggest that the melt was derived from a metapelitic source. Part of the heat required for the formation of the Marziyan granitic magma was supplied by shear heating imposed by regional tectonic forces. The granitoids exhibit a high-K and calc-alkaline nature and show features typical of syn-collisional magmatic intrusions. Based on geological, mineralogical and geochemical data, we suggest that magma intrusion took place at mid to upper crustal levels possibly under vapour-absent conditions during the collision of the Afro-Arabian continental plate with the Central Iranian microplate.