Geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic characteristics of Murgul (Artvin) volcanic rocks in the Eastern Black Sea Region (Northeast Turkey)

Sipahi F., Sadiklar M. B., ŞEN C.

CHEMIE DER ERDE-GEOCHEMISTRY, vol.74, no.3, pp.331-342, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemer.2013.08.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-342
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The studied volcanic rocks are footwall and hanging wall dacites from the Murgul mine and the surrounding area. Moreover, the hanging wall dacites contain enclaves. Footwall dacite contains biotite, whereas hanging wall dacitic rocks contain hornblende as a ferromagnesian mineral. The enclaves in the hanging wall dacite have sizes that range from 1 cm to 20 cm and contain hornblende as a ferromagnesian mineral. The volcanic rocks show tholeiitic and transitional affinities. They are rich in large ion lithophile element and light rare earth element with pronounced depletion of high field strength elements. The chondrite-normalized rare earth element patterns (La-N/Lu-N = 1.47-5.12) show low to medium enrichment, which reveal that the rocks were obtained from similar sources in Murgul volcanic rocks. The initial Sr-87/Sr-86 values range from 0.70442 to 0.70525, and the initial Nd-143/Nd-144 values range from 0.512741 to 0.512770. The main solidification processes involved in the evolution of the volcanic rocks consist of fractional crystallization with minor amounts of crustal contamination and magma mixing. All geochemical data support that these rocks originated from andesitic magma, and that the parental magma of the rocks were probably derived from an enriched upper mantle, previously modified by subduction-induced metasomatism in a geodynamic setting. (C) 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.