Andean-type active margin formation in the eastern Taurides: Geochemical and geochronogical evidence from the Baskil granitoid (Elazig, SE Turkey)


Rizaoglu T., PARLAK O. , HOECK V., KOLLER F., HAMES W. E. , BİLLOR Z.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.473, pp.188-207, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 473
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.08.011
  • Title of Journal : TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-207

Abstract

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.