The geochronology and origin of mantle sources for late cenozoic intraplate volcanism in the frontal part of the Arabian plate in the Karacadag neovolcanic area of Turkey. Part 1. The results of isotope-geochronological studies

KESKİN M., Chugaev A. V., Lebedev V. A., Sharkov E. V., Oyan V., Kavak O.

JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY, vol.6, no.6, pp.352-360, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s0742046312060036
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-360
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This paper considers results from isotope-geochronological (K-Ar) studies of the products of Neogene-Quaternary volcanism in the Karacadag area, which is situated within the northern frontal part of the Arabian plate. It was found that magmatic activity has been evolving at this location for at least the last 11-10 Myr and was distinctly discrete in character. Three stages of volcanism have been identified: (I) Early or Miocene, similar to 11-6.7 Ma; (II) Middle or Pliocene-Early Quaternary, 4-1 Ma; and (III) Late or Late Quaternary, 0.4-0.1 Ma. The most recent manifestations of magmatic activity in the region date back to about 100000 years ago.