Petrochemistry of the south Marmara granitoids northwest Anatolia Turkey
Post-collision magmatic rocks are common in the southern portion of the Marmara region (Kapidag Karabiga Gonen Yenice Can areas) and also on the small islands (Marmara Avsa Pasalimani) in the Sea of Marmara. They are represented mainly by granitic plutons stocks and sills within Triassic basement rocks. The granitoids have ages between Late Cretaceous and Miocene but mainly belong to two groups: Eocene in the north and Miocene in the south. The Miocene granitoids have associated volcanic rocksthe Eocene granitoids do not display such associations. They are both granodioritic and granitic in composition and are metaluminous calc-alkaline medium to high-K rocks. Their trace elements patterns are similar to both volcanic-arc and calc-alkaline post-collision intrusions and the granitoids plot into the volcanic arc granite (VAG) and collision related granite areas (COLG) of discrimination diagrams. The have high (87)Sr/(86)Sr (0.704-0.707) and low (143)Nd/(144)Nd (0.5124-0.5128). During their evolution the magma was affected by crustal assimilation and fractional crystallization (AFC). Nd and Sr isotopic compositions support an origin of derivation by combined continental crustal AFC from a basaltic parent magma. A slab breakoff model is consistent with the evolution of South Marmara Sea granitoids.
SourceInternational Journal Of Earth Sciences
KeywordsSouth Marmara region
Assimilation fractional crystallization (AFC)