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SOUTHERN MENDERES MASSIF - AN INCIPIENT METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX IN WESTERN ANATOLIA, TURKEY

In the southern sector of the Menderes Massif, north of Selimiye (Milas) augen gneisses interpreted as a deformed peraluminous granite have been dynamothermally metamorphosed and are surrounded by and intrude a regionally metamorphosed Palaeozoic 'envelope'. The granitic rocks exhibit a moderately-dipping mylonitic foliation and NNE-SSW- trending mineral elongation lineation. The progressive deformation of the granitic rocks produces a structural sequence typical of an extensional shear zone marked, from bottom to top, by a very thick extensive zone of mylonites followed in turn by brecciated mylonite and cataclasite. The kinematic indicators exhibit a top-to-the south, down-dip sense of shear.