The Kemer Metamorphic Complex (NW Turkey): A Subducted Continental Margin of the Sakarya Zone

Aygul M., Topuz G., Okay A., SATIR M., MEYER H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.21, no.1, pp.19-35, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/yer-1006-14
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-35
  • Keywords: Kemer Metamorphic Complex, ophiolitic melange, HP/LT metamorphism, Sakarya Zone, continental margin, NORTHWEST TURKEY, EASTERN PONTIDES, STRANDJA MASSIF, PULUR COMPLEX, THRACE BASIN, NE TURKEY, RHODOPE, ROCKS, GEOBAROMETRY, MAGMATISM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


High-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks crop out widely in the northern Aegean. In many instances their ages and tectonic setting are poorly constrained. Here we report newly discovered high-pressure rocks of continental crustal origin and of Late Cretaceous age southwest of the Marmara Sea. They occur at the contact between the Rhodope-Strandja Zone in the north and the Sakarya Zone in the south.