Formation and emplacement ages of the SSZ-type Neotethyan ophiolites in central Anatolia, Turkey; palaeotectonic implications

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Authors:Yaliniz, M. Kenan; Goncuoglu, M. Cemal; Ozkan-Altiner, Sevinc
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Celal Bayar University, Department of Civil Engineering, Manisa, Turkey
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Volume Title:Geological Journal
Source:Geological Journal, 35(2), p.53-68. Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Chichester, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0072-1050
Publication Date:2000
Note:In English. 45 refs.; illus., incl. strat. cols., 1 plate, 1 table, geol. sketch map
Summary:The general characteristics and age of the epi-ophiolitic sedimentary cover of the Sarikaram ophiolite, central Anatolia, are described, and illustrated with a simplified geological map with a summary of the petrography, geochemistry and tectonic setting of the ophiolite, which represents the oceanic crust of the Central Anatolian Ophiolites. The lower section of the ophiolite is composed of gabbros faulted against a sheeted dyke complex merging up-section into basalt lavas and breccias. The gabbros are intruded by trondhjemitic plagiogranite related to high-level rhyolite dykes and sills which traverse the upper volcanic part of the ophiolite. The sedimentary cover consists of epiclastic volcanogenic deep-sea sediments and debris flows intercalated with pelagic units. The last-named are dated by foraminifera as early-Middle Turonian to early Santonian, and indicate rifting in a marginal sea adjacent to a volcanic arc. [R.K.H.]
Subsections:Oceanic petrology
Subjects:Anatolian Plate; Assemblages; Coniacian; Cretaceous; Debris; Debris flows; Emplacement; Foraminifera; Geochemistry; K/Ar; Magmas; Mass movements; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Neotethys; Ophiolite; Paleoecology; Paleoenvironment; Paleogeography; Petrography; Plate tectonics; Rifting; Senonian; Subduction; Tectonics; Turonian; Upper Cretaceous; Anatolia; Asia; Middle East; Turkey; Invertebrata; Protista; Sarikaraman Ophiolite
Coordinates:N360500 N420200 E0445000 E0261000
Abstract Numbers:01M/2215
Record ID:2002004484
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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