Clinopyroxene phenocrysts and microphenocrysts in different series of the Neogene alkaline volcanic rocks from the eastern Pontides (NE Turkey) record various stages in the crystallization conditions and evolution history of the alkaline melt as well as its origin. Crystal chemical studies reveal that the clinopyroxenes in each rock series show strong textural and compositional similarities, which all reflect a common petrogenetic affinity. They have relatively high Mg-numbers (0.68-0.95), variable Al_2O_3 (1.3-9.6 wt%), low TiO_2 (
AYDİN, FARUK; KARSLI, ORHAN; and SADIKLAR, M. BURHAN
"Compositional Variations, Zoning Types and Petrogenetic Implications of Low-pressure Clinopyroxenes in the Neogene Alkaline Volcanic Rocks of Northeastern Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences: Vol. 18:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/vol18/iss2/1