THE AYLI DAG OPHIOLITE SEQUENCE (CENTRAL-NORTHERN TURKEY): A FRAGMENT OF MIDDLE JURASSIC OCEANIC LITHOSPHERE WITHIN THE INTRA-PONTIDE SUTURE ZONE


GÖNCÜOĞLU M. C. , Marroni M., Sayit K. , TEKİN U. K. , Ottria G., Pandolfi L., ...Daha Fazla

OFIOLITI, cilt.37, sa.2, ss.77-92, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4454/ofioliti.v37i2.407
  • Dergi Adı: OFIOLITI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.77-92

Özet

The Ayli Dag ophiolites occur as an independent tectonic unit within the Intra-Pontide suture zone, central-northern Turkey. They crop out, together with the other units of the Intra-Pontide suture zone, at the top of the Late Cretaceous-Middle Paleocene foredeep sediments of the Sakarya Terrane. The Ayli Dag ophiolites sequence include in its lower part a mantle sequence consisting of not less than 2-3 km-thick peridotites, topped by 500-600 m-thick layered gabbros with alternating, dm- to m-thick layers of spinet-bearing dunites, melatroctolites, troctolites, ol-gabbros and leucogabbros. The gabbro sequence is over-lain by a sheeted dyke complex, that shows a transition to 100-200 m-thick massive basaltic lava flows followed by 600-800 m-thick massive and pillow lavas and breccias alternating with ophiolite-bearing arenites and cherts.