Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Eastern Mediterranean region is a classic area for the study of tectonic processes and settings related to the development of the Tethyan orogenic belt. The present set of research and synthesis papers by Earth scientist from countries in this region and others provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary overview of the tectonic development of the Eastern Mediterrenean region from Precambrian to Recent. Key topics include continental rifting, ophiolite genesis and emplacement, continental collision, extensional tectonics, crustal exhumation and intraplate deformation (e.g. active faulting). Alternative tectonic reconstructions of the Tethyan orogen are presented and discussed, with important implications for other regions of the world. The book will be an essential source of information and interpretation for academic researchers (geologists and geophysicists), advanced undergraduates and also for industry professionals, including those concerned with hydrocarbons, minerals and geological hazards (e.g. earthquakes).
Nature and significance of Late Cretaceous ophiolitic rocks and their relation to the Baskil granitic intrusions of the Elaziğ region, SE Turkey
Published:January 01, 2006
Tamer Rizaoğlu, Osman Parlak, Volker Hoeck, Fіkret İşler, 2006. "Nature and significance of Late Cretaceous ophiolitic rocks and their relation to the Baskil granitic intrusions of the Elaziğ region, SE Turkey", Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, A. H. F. Robertson, D. Mountrakis
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The Elaziğ region in SE Turkey comprises, in descending order, the Palaeozoic– Mesozoic Malatya–Keban platform, an ensimatic island arc unit (i.e. Elaziğ magmatic rocks–Yüksekova complex), and ophiolitic rocks (i.e. Kömürhan) of Late Cretaceous age. All of these were intruded by the Baskil granitic rocks. These tectonomagmatic-stratigraphic assemblages were emplaced over the Middle Eocene volcano-sedimentary Maden complex to the south during the evolution of the SE Anatolian orogen. The Kömürhan ophiolite exhibits an intact ophiolite pseudostratigraphy. The base of this has been metamorphosed to amphibolite facies during intraoceanic subduction–thrusting. The amphibolitic rocks were intruded by synkinematic granitic rocks (Baskil magmatic...