Neoproterozoic continental arc volcanism at the northern edge of the Arabian Plate, SE Turkey

Gursu S., Moeller A., Goncuoglu M. C., KÖKSAL S., DEMIRCAN H., Koksal F. T., ...More

PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, vol.258, pp.208-233, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 258
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.12.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-233
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


New geochemical, Sr/Nd isotope and zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS data from the Derik Volcanics in the Southeast Anatolian Autochthone Belt of Turkey are consistent with an Andean-type Cadomian arc that developed along the northern edge of the Arabian Plate during the Late Neoproterozoic. The Derik Volcanics represent a volcanic complex including andesites, rhyolites and basalts, with volcanoclastic and fluvial sediments. They are unconformably overlain by playa sediments with Early Cambrian ichno-fossils, followed by Middle Cambrian-Silurian shallow marine deposits.