JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.25, no.6, pp.883-891, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
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gabbro, ophiolite, geochemistry, petrology, crystalline complex, central Anatolia, Turkey, BRITAIN ISLAND-ARC, LESSER ANTILLES, VOLCANIC-ROCKS, SUBDUCTION, GEOCHEMISTRY, ORIGIN, BASALTS, DIFFERENTIATION, PETROGENESIS, GENESIS
Many Neo-Tethyan ophiolitic bodies are well exposed as thrust-slices in Central Anatolia and are predominantly represented by massive hornblende gabbros, most of which are cut by Supra Subduction Zone (SSZ) plagiogranites. The allochthonous gabbros are distinct from their autochthonous counterparts, with their mineralogy including both igneous hornblende, relict diopside rimmed by replacement hornblende and their chemical composition corresponding mostly to gabbro rather than diorite.