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Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences

Authors

CÜNEYT ŞEN

DOI

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Abstract

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.

First Page

523

Last Page

539

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