Noble gases and rock geochemistry of alkaline intraplate volcanics from the Amik and Ceyhan-Osmaniye areas, SE Turkey

Italiano F., YÜCE G., Di Bella M., Rojay B., Sabatino G., Tripodo A., ...More

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, vol.469, pp.34-46, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 469
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.04.003
  • Journal Name: CHEMICAL GEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-46
  • Keywords: Transtensional Amik Basin, Toprakkale volcanic province, Noble gases, Fluid inclusions, Trace elements, Turkey, EAST ANATOLIAN FAULT, MANTLE SOURCE, ISOTOPE SYSTEMATICS, PLATE KINEMATICS, SOUTHERN TURKEY, ORTHO-PYROXENE, KARASU VALLEY, TRACE-ELEMENT, HELIUM, SPINEL


The SE part of Turkey is characterized by a transtensional regime within the complex collision zone between the Anatolian, Arabian and African plates, which is bounded by two main faults, Dead Sea Fault and its splays on east and the Karasu Fault on west. In this tectonic and geodynamic context developed the Amik and further North, Erzin and Toprakkale districts, which are located onshore the Iskenderun Gulf, with the occurrence of a widespread and young alkaline volcanism dated from 1.57 to 0.05 Ma in Amik, and 2.25 to 0.61 Ma in Toprakkale.