The Southeast Anatolian Orogen resulted from collision of the Afro-Arabian and the Eurasian plates following the Cretaceous to Miocene closure of the southern Neotethyan oceanic basin. In this orogenic belt, there are number of tectonomagmatic/stratigraphic units in the Kahramanmaras-Malatya-Elazig region that are important to understand the geological evolution of southeast Anatolia during the Late Cretaceous. These are (a) metamorphic massifs (i.e. Malatya-Keban platform), (b) ophiolites (i.e. Goksun, Ispendere, Komurhan), (c) ophiolite-related metamorphics (i.e. Berit metaophiolite) and (d) granitoids (i.e. Goksun, Dogansehir and Baskil). The Baskil granitoid crops out to the northwest of Elazig and is a large magmatic body (170 km(2)) that intruded all of the above-mentioned units during Late Cretaceous time.