Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences
The Jurassic volcanic rocks in the centre of the northern zone (south of Trabzon City) provide important constraints on the evolution of Pontides. The investigated volcanic rocks form a transitional series between tholeiitic and calc-alkaline, and is dominated by basalt, basaltic andesite and andesite. Geochemically, they are enriched in LILE and LREE contents and depleted in HFSE [(La/Yb)_N= 2.2 - 8.5; (Nb/La)_N= 0.1 - 0.77)] compared to mid-ocean ridge basalts and have radiogenic Nd isotope ratios of \epsilonNd(210 Ma)= -0.72 to 3.24. These trace element and isotope data suggest that these rocks were derived from low degrees of partial melting of spinel lherzolite that was metasomatized by subduction-related fluids and further underwent a degree of fractional crystallization in magma chambers before being extruded at the surface.
Eastern Pontides, geochemistry, Sr-Nd isotopes, Jurassic, basalt, Turkey
ŞEN, CÜNEYT (2007) "Jurassic Volcanism in the Eastern Pontides: Is it Rift Related or Subduction Related?," Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 16: No. 4, Article 6. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/vol16/iss4/6