GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GRANITOIDS ALONG THE WESTERN MARGIN OF THE CENTRAL ANATOLIAN CRYSTALLINE COMPLEX AND THEIR TECTONIC IMPLICATIONS


AKIMAN O., ERLER A., GONCUOGLU M., GULEC N. T. , GEVEN A., TURELI T., ...More

GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, pp.371-382, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/gj.3350280315
  • Journal Name: GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-382
  • Keywords: CENTRAL ANATOLIA, COLLISION, GRANITOIDS, PETROLOGY, TURKEY

Abstract

The closely related assemblage of igneous and metamorphic rocks that lie within a triangular area approximately bounded by the Tuzgolu Fault, the Ecemis Fault and the Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan Suture and between the lines connecting Ankara, Sivas and Nigde is called the Central Anatolian Crystalline Complex (CACC). The granitoids cropping out within the CACC can be divided areally into three groups: (1) a large number of individual small plutons which form an arcuate set and curve from NE-SW to NW-SE and extend from Sulakyurt to Nigde along the western margin; (2) a relatively narrow and smaller set of disconnected plutons extending from Sivas to Camardi along the eastern margin; and (3) a very large batholith along the northern margin exposed around Yozgat.