Evolution of the Neotethyan branches in the Eastern Mediterranean Petrology and ages of oceanic basalts

Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal
Sayıt, Kaan
Uzunçimen Keçeli, Seda
The Anatolian Peninsula in the Eastern Mediterranean includes remnants of the Proto-, Paleo-, Neo- and Para-Tethys oceans. From these, the Neotethys with its various branches has been studied relatively well. Disregarding the embayments of the major oceanic strands, three main oceanic branches are distinguished by the presence of ophiolitic suture belts, separating terranes of continental crust origin (Fig. 1). From S to N these are the Southern branch of Neotethys, the Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan branch and the Intra-Pontide branch. In the last twenty years we studied systematically the petrology of oceanic volcanism and the radiolarian ages of oceanic sediments, mainly cherts, in primary depositional contact with them. To have a wider range of tectono-magmatic settings and formation ages, we studied not only the epi-ophiolitic cover of major ophiolitic massifs but also blocks within subduction-accretion prisms/mélanges.
4th Symposium of the IGCP 589, 26 - 27 October 2015


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M. C. Göncüoğlu, K. Sayıt, and S. Uzunçimen Keçeli, “Evolution of the Neotethyan branches in the Eastern Mediterranean Petrology and ages of oceanic basalts,” presented at the 4th Symposium of the IGCP 589, 26 - 27 October 2015, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/79923.