Petrogenesis of the Late Cretaceous Demirkoy Igneous Complex in the NW Turkey: Implications for magma genesis in the Strandja Zone

Karacik Z., Tüysüz O.

LITHOS, vol.114, pp.369-384, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.09.012
  • Journal Name: LITHOS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-384
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Srednogorie Zone in Bulgaria and its eastern continuation in NW Turkey, the Strandja Zone, consist of a Late Cretaceous magmatic belt comprised of plutonic, volcanic and associated volcano-sedimentary rocks. The Demirkoy Igneous Complex is the biggest Cretaceous pluton within the Strandja Zone, and its age is between 71 and 84 Ma. The Demirkoy pluton and additional smaller plutons are intruded into Triassic and older metamorphic basement rocks. A contact metamorphic aureole with hornblende-hornfels facies conditions was developed around the Demirkoy pluton.