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Erdin Bozkurt & Graham Park write: Loos & Reischmann (1999) employ geochronological evidence (single zircon ages) from the augen gneisses of the southern Menderes Massif (SW Turkey) to conclude that the granitic precursors were intruded between c. 521 and 572 Ma (averaging 550 Ma) during the Late Precambrian and Early Cambrian. They claim that this evidence contradicts the views of Bozkurt et al. (1993, 1995) and Bozkurt & Park (1994) who provided the first field evidence for the intrusive nature and Tertiary age of the granitic protolith of the gneisses. In a complex polydeformed environment...

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