A review of the nature of magmatism in central Anatolia during the Mesozoic post-collisional period

Duzgoren-Aydin N., Malpas J., Goncuoglu M., Erler A.

INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, vol.43, no.8, pp.695-710, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00206810109465042
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-710


Magmatism in central Anatolia is characterized by petrographically and chemically distinct granitic and syenitic rocks. The granitic magmatism comprises C-type (crustal-derived) and H-type (hybrid) monzogranites and monzonites. Garnet-bearing C-type leucogranites represent the oldest magmatic phase, but younger hornblende +/- biotite +/- K-feldspar H-type plutons dominate the geology of the Central Anatolian Crystalline Complex (CACC). These typically include mafic microgranular enclaves. The granitic magmatism predates syenitic intrusions, among which quartz-bearing syenites were emplaced prior to feldspathoid-bearing ones.