GEOCHEMISTRY AND TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE OF AUGEN GNEISSES FROM THE SOUTHERN MENDERES MASSIF (WEST TURKEY)

1995-05-01
Bozkurt, Erdin
WINCHESTER, JA
PARK, RG
The protoliths of mylonitized augen gneisses exposed in the southern sector of the Menderes Massif (West Turkey) are calc-alkaline, peraluminous, S-type, late- to post-tectonic tourmaline- and garnet-bearing, two-mica leucogranites. They cut and post-date the fabrics of the 'main Menderes metamorphism' which took place between the early Eocene and early Oligocene and intrude metamorphic basement rocks comprising the so-called 'Palaeozoic schist envelope' of the massif. They are themselves cut by an extensive network of tourmaline-rich dykes. Chemical, mineralogical, isotopic and field relations suggest that the granitic protolith crystallized from a boron-rich, water-saturated melt, derived from partial melting of metagreywacke in the lower crust during peak Barrovian-type metamorphism. The protolith was probably emplaced during lateorogenic extensional collapse of the thickened crust in west Turkey during late Oligocene time.

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E. Bozkurt, J. WINCHESTER, and R. PARK, “GEOCHEMISTRY AND TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE OF AUGEN GNEISSES FROM THE SOUTHERN MENDERES MASSIF (WEST TURKEY),” GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, vol. 132, no. 3, pp. 287–301, 1995, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32931.