SOUTHERN MENDERES MASSIF - AN INCIPIENT METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX IN WESTERN ANATOLIA, TURKEY


BOZKURT E. , PARK R.

JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.151, pp.213-216, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1144/gsjgs.151.2.0213
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-216

Abstract

In the southern sector of the Menderes Massif, north of Selimiye (Milas) augen gneisses interpreted as a deformed peraluminous granite have been dynamothermally metamorphosed and are surrounded by and intrude a regionally metamorphosed Palaeozoic 'envelope'. The granitic rocks exhibit a moderately-dipping mylonitic foliation and NNE-SSW- trending mineral elongation lineation. The progressive deformation of the granitic rocks produces a structural sequence typical of an extensional shear zone marked, from bottom to top, by a very thick extensive zone of mylonites followed in turn by brecciated mylonite and cataclasite. The kinematic indicators exhibit a top-to-the south, down-dip sense of shear.