The geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic characteristics of Eocene to Miocene NW Anatolian granitoids: Implications for magma evolution in a post-collisional setting


JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.93, pp.275-287, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Early Eocene to Early Miocene magmatic activity in northwestern Anatolia led to the emplacement of a number of granitoid plutons with convergent margin geochemical signatures. Granitoid plutons in the area are mainly distributed within and north of the suture zone formed after the collision of the Anatolide-Tauride platform with the Pontide belt. We present geochemical characteristics of three intrusive bodies in the region in order to identify their source characteristics and geodynamic significance. Among these, the cataldag and Ilica-Samli plutons are located to the north and the Orhaneli pluton is located to the south of the IAESZ (Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan Suture Zone). The plutons are calc-alkaline, metaluminous, and I-type with compositions from granite to monzonite. They display clear enrichments in LILE and LREE and depletions in HFSE relative to N-MORB compositions and have high Sr-87/Sr-86 and low Nd-143/Nd-144 ratios.