Age and geochemistry of middle to late Carnian basalts from the Alakircay NAPPE (Antalya Nappes, SW Turkey): Implications for the evolution of the southern branch of Neotethys

Varol E., Tekin U. K., Temel A.

OFIOLITI, vol.32, no.2, pp.163-176, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: OFIOLITI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-176
  • Keywords: Antalya Nappes, conodonts, dating, OIB-type pillow basalts, radiolarians, southern branch of Neotethys, Turkey, TRIASSIC MORB MAGMATISM, KOSEYAHYA NAPPE, CENTRAL SAKARYA, LYCIAN TAURUS, 1ST EVIDENCE, RADIOLARIANS, DISCRIMINATION, CONSTRAINTS, OPHIOLITES, VOLCANISM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The geochemical features of spilitic basalts and the radiolarian fauna of associated pelagic sediments have been studied from two different sections of the Alakircay Nappe of the Antalya Nappes, SW Turkey. The first section in Cukurkoy is located in the eastern part of the Antalya Gulf and includes thick spilitic basalts, overlain by an alternation of mudstone, marl and pelagic cherty limestone. Radiolarian data from the cherty limestone in this unit reveals a middle Carnian age for this section.