Geology and geochemistry of the pre-Early Cambrian rocks in the Sandikli area: Implications for the Pan-African evolution of NW Gondwanaland

2004-10-01
Gursu, S
Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal
Bayhan, H
The pre-Early Cambrian Sandikli Basement Complex in western Central Anatolia comprises a low-grade metasedimentary succession (Guvercinoluk Formation) and meta-rhyolites intruded by meta-quartz porphyry rocks (Kestel Cayi Porphyroid Suite). The Guvercinoluk Formation consists of alternation of meta-siltstones and meta-sandstones with olistostromal conglomerates, rare black chert and cherty meta-dolomite lenses. The Kestel Cayi Porphyroid Suite is a deformed, highly sheared dome-shaped rhyolitic body with quartz porphyry rocks. Quartz porphyry dykes intrude both the volcanic carapace and the meta-sedimentary rocks of the Guvercinoluk Formation. Both the meta-quartz porphyry rocks and meta-rhyolites are typically mylonitic with relict igneous textures. Geochemical data indicate that the felsic rocks of the Kestel Cayi Porphyroid Suite are subalkaline and display characteristic features of post-collisional, I-type granitoids. The basement complex is unconformably overlain by variegated conglomerates, mudstones and arkosic sandstones with andesitic lavas, followed by siliciclastic rocks and carbonates that yielded Early Middle Cambrian fossils.
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S. Gursu, M. C. Göncüoğlu, and H. Bayhan, “Geology and geochemistry of the pre-Early Cambrian rocks in the Sandikli area: Implications for the Pan-African evolution of NW Gondwanaland,” pp. 923–935, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32169.