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., TEKİN U. K. , TEMEL A.

OFIOLITI, cilt.32, ss.163-176, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: OFIOLITI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.163-176


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.