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Blueschist facies overprint of late Triassic Tethyan oceanic crust in a subduction–accretion complex in north-central Anatolia, Turkey

Çelik, Ömer Faruk; Özkan, Mutlu; Chelle-Michou, Cyril; Sherlock, Sarah; Marzoli, Andrea; Ulianov, Alexey; Altıntaş, İsmail Emir and Topuz, Gültekin (2019). Blueschist facies overprint of late Triassic Tethyan oceanic crust in a subduction–accretion complex in north-central Anatolia, Turkey. Journal of the Geological Society, 176(5) pp. 945–957.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-045
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Abstract

The late Cretaceous accretionary complex along the İzmir–Ankara–Erzincan suture zone, northern Turkey, includes various types of metamorphic rock together with radiolarite, sandstone, mudstone, serpentinite, basalt and limestone. Meta-plagiogranite blocks (up to 5 m in diameter) and a meta-gabbro slice (800 × 500 m) cross-cut by meta-plagiogranite are observed in a matrix of serpentinite, mudstone and radiolarian chert. These meta-gabbros and meta-plagiogranites show subduction-related geochemical characteristics. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry U–Pb dating of zircons from two meta-plagiogranites yielded 222.3 ± 1.5 and 227.2 ± 1.6 Ma crystallization ages. This study shows that the meta-gabbro and meta-plagiogranite from the accretionary complex are remnants of the metamorphosed equivalents of the late Triassic lower crustal rocks of the subducted Tethyan oceanic crust. They are the oldest lower crustal rocks observed in the İzmir–Ankara–Erzincan suture zone. Both the meta-gabbros and meta-plagiogranites have Na–Ca amphiboles, indicating blueschist facies metamorphism. However, phengites from a blueschist facies rock yielded an 40Ar/39Ar age of 104.3 ± 0.7 Ma, indicating that blueschist metamorphism occurred during the Albian. All these data suggest that the oceanic crust formed during the Norian, metamorphosed during the Jurassic to early Cretaceous and then dismembered during accretionary complex formation in the late Cretaceous.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Author(s)
ISSN: 0016-7649
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set112Y123Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 66939
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 11:44
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 09:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66939
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