New zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS ages and Hf isotope data from the Central Pontides (Turkey): Geological and geodynamic constraints

ÇİMEN O., GÖNCÜOĞLU M. C. , Simonetti A., SAYIT K.

JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS, cilt.116, ss.23-36, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 116
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jog.2018.01.004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.23-36


The Central Pontides in northern Anatolia is located on the accretionary complex formed by the closure of Neotethyan Intra-Pontide Ocean between the southern Eurasian margin (Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane) and the Cimmerian Sakarya Composite Terrane. Among other components of the oceanic lithosphere, it comprises not yet well-dated felsic igneous rocks formed in arc-basin as well as continent margin settings. In-situ U-Pb age results for zircons from the arc-basin system (tiangaldag Metamorphic Complex) and the continental arc (Devrekani Metadiorite and Granitoid) yield ages of 176 +/- 6 Ma, 163 +/- 9 Ma and 165 +/- 3 Ma, respectively. Corresponding in-situ average (initial) Hf-176/Hf-177 initial ratios are 0.28261 +/- 0.00003, 0.28267 +/- 0.00002 and 0.28290 +/- 0.00004 for these units and indicative of a subduction-modified mantle source. The new U-Pb ages and Hf isotope data from these oceanic and continental arc units together with regional geological constraints support the presence of a multiple subduction system within the Intra-Pontide Ocean during the Middle Jurassic.