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Chemo-Stratigraphy, Petrology and U-Pb Geochronology of Karakılıçlı Volcanic Field in NW Anatolia: Implications for Hellenic Subduction System

Version 1 : Received: 4 August 2020 / Approved: 6 August 2020 / Online: 6 August 2020 (09:54:45 CEST)

How to cite: İskenderoğlu, A.; AYSAL, N. Chemo-Stratigraphy, Petrology and U-Pb Geochronology of Karakılıçlı Volcanic Field in NW Anatolia: Implications for Hellenic Subduction System. Preprints 2020, 2020080144 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0144.v1). İskenderoğlu, A.; AYSAL, N. Chemo-Stratigraphy, Petrology and U-Pb Geochronology of Karakılıçlı Volcanic Field in NW Anatolia: Implications for Hellenic Subduction System. Preprints 2020, 2020080144 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0144.v1).

Abstract

Western Anatolia comprises a vast amount of various volcanic successions spanning from Eocene to Upper Miocene periods. These units mainly display southward younging in broad sense and display large amounts of chemical variation that spanned from basalt to rhyolite. The southward younging of magmatism and chemical variations have been largely attributed to the retreat and roll-back of the Hellenic slab and the western escape of the Anatolian microplate. However, there is still a lack of high precision data to pinpoint the exact nature of the magmatism and lithospheric tectonics. In this contribution we investigated a poorly known region along the Western Anatolia along Manisa district called Karakılıçlı volcanic field. We investigated two different volcanic sections (Kalpakkaya and Çamlık hill) that display the best volcano-sedimentary features in terms of geochronology and geochemistry. Samples acquired from the bottom, middle and upper portions of these sections display Early-Middle Miocene ages of 17.64±0.20, 17.22±0.15, 16.16±0.17 and 16.36±0.13, 15.79±0.71 and 13.61±0.20 Ma respectively. The results indicate that the volcanism in the region generated by the melting of the mantle and/or lithospheric mantle by slab retreat and roll-back of the Hellenic slab and evolved in the shallow magma chambers/mushes by fractional crystallization, magma mixing and crustal assimilation.

Subject Areas

Western Anatolia 1; Geochronology 2; slab roll-back 3; Hellenic slab 4.

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