Apatite fission track dating of the Beypazarı Granitoid: insight for the inception of collision along the Northern Neotethys, Turkey

Gülyüz E.

Geodinamica Acta, cilt.32, ss.1-10, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09853111.2020.1809824
  • Dergi Adı: Geodinamica Acta
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-10


The Beypazarı Granitoid is an arc-related intrusion in the Central Pontides, Turkey. This study presents apatite fission track (AFT) ages of the intrusion to shed some light on collision-related cooling/exhumation history of the central Pontides. The AFT ages from different altitudes (506–805-1110 metres above sea level) of the Beypazarı Granitoid yield around 65 ± 3 Ma. This indicates a rapid cooling/exhumation for the intrusion around 65 Ma, which is attributed to the commencement of the collision event in the region. Integration of these ages and low-temperature thermochronology literature suggests a progressive collision propagation towards the margins of the collision system.