Mid-cretaceous olistostromal ophiolitic melange developed in the back-are basin of the eastern Pontide magmatic arc, Northeast Turkey

Eyuboglu Y. , Bektas O., Pul D.

INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, cilt.49, ss.1103-1126, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2747/0020-6814.49.12.1103
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1103-1126


Geological and geochemical characteristics of the Mid-Cretaceous olistostromal ophiolitic melange exposed in the southern part of the eastern Pontide magmatic arc indicates that it originally formed during the drifting stage of a back-are basin (Neotethys). This view conflicts with the popular idea that this ophiolitic melange represents a typical tectonic melange or an accretionary prism developed in the fore-arc of the eastern Pontide magmatic are by northward subduction of Neotethys or Paleotethys during the Cretaceous.