The emplacement history of granitic intrusions into the upper crust: Forceful to passive emplacement of the early Miocene Solarya Pluton (NW Turkey) as a case study

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Ünal A., Altunkaynak Ş., Kamaci Ö., Dunkl I., Benowitz J. A.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.183, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2019.103979
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Shallow intrusion, Pluton emplacement, Extension, NW Anatolia, Geothermo-barometry, TRAWENAGH BAY GRANITE, U-PB, WESTERN ANATOLIA, CORE COMPLEX, MAGMA, EVOLUTION, ZIRCON, GEOCHRONOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOLOGY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Post-collisional magmatism in western Anatolia produced several granitic bodies represented by shallow level intrusions. In this study, we present field, geochronology and geothermo-barometry results of the Solarya Pluton (SP, NW Turkey) in order to better understand its emplacement into the different levels of the crust. The SP consists of three main plutonic members showing different textural properties; the northern part of the plutonic body is represented by K-feldspar megacrystalline granodiorite (KFMG) with distinct porphyritic texture and southern part is made up of microgranite-granodiorite (MGG) displaying microgranular texture whereas haplogranite, which displays graphic/granophyric textures, is represented by a thin aureole between the SP and basement rocks.