Geochemistry, tectono-magmatic discrimination and radiolarian ages of basic extrusives within the Izmir-Ankara Suture Belt (NW Turkey): Time constraints for the neotethyan evolution


Goncuoglu M. C. , Yaliniz M. K. , Tekin U. K.

OFIOLITI, vol.31, no.1, pp.25-38, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: OFIOLITI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-38
  • Keywords: neotethys, Izmir-Ankara Ocean, geochemistry, radiolarian dating, tectonic evolution, NW Turkey, ANATOLIAN CRYSTALLINE COMPLEX, CENTRAL SAKARYA, VOLCANIC-ROCKS, OPHIOLITES, MELANGE, PETROGENESIS, EMPLACEMENT, GENESIS, SUBDUCTION, SEDIMENTS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The Dagkuplu Melange in the Central Sakarya Valley represents the northernmost outcrops of the Izmir-Ankara Suture Belt in northwest Anatolia. In addition to blocks and slivers of serpentinite, gabbro, blueschist, neritic and pelagic limestones, it includes blocks of basic volcanic rocks associated with radiolarian cherts, pelagic carbonates and mudstones.