The Dikili-Candarli volcanics, Western Turkey: Magmatic interactions as recorded by petrographic and geochemical features

Karacik Z., Yilmaz Y., Pearce J. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.16, no.4, pp.493-522, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-522
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Located in the northwestern part of the Aegean region, Dikili- Candarli volcanic suite contains products representative for the western Anatolian Miocene volcanism. They can be divided into two main groups: the Dikili and the Candarli groups. The Dikili group is Early - Middle Miocene in age and consists mainly of pyroclastic rocks, andesitic- dacitic lavas, lava breccia, lahar flows and associated sedimentary rocks. The lavas contain disequilibrium phenocrysts assemblages. The Candarli group consists of Upper Miocene - Pliocene lava and sediment associations. The volcanic rocks consist mainly of rhyolitic domes and basaltic trachyandesite- basaltic andesite lavas erupted along the NW - SE- and NE - SW- trending fault systems; the faults controlled the development of the Candarli depression.