Chrome spinel geochemistry of ultramafic rocks from the Elekdag metaophiolite (Northern Turkey): Implications for greenschist to mid-amphibolite facies metamorphism

Gunay K., Donmez C., UYSAL İ., Yildirim N., Sahin M. B. , YILDIRIM E., ...More

NEUES JAHRBUCH FUR MINERALOGIE-ABHANDLUNGEN, vol.193, no.3, pp.215-230, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1127/njma/2016/0303
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-230


The Elekdag metaophiolite is located in the central part of the Pontides orogenic belt in northern Anatolia, Turkey. This metaophiolite contains blueschist units, lawsonite eclogites and completely serpentinized ultramafic rocks, and is characterized by high pressure - low temperature metamorphism. The collision and accretion processes that prevailed in the central Pontides during the Albian-Santonian interval play an important role in metamorphism of the Elekdag metaophiolite and associated units.