Diagenesis and very low-grade metamorphism of the Antalya unit: mineralogical evidence of Triassic rifting, Alanya-Gazipasa, central Taurus belt, Turkey


Bozkaya O., Yalcin H.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.25, no.1, pp.109-119, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.02.001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-119

Abstract

The Paleozoic-Lower Mesozoic formations of the Antalya Unit in southern Turkey comprise diagenetic sediments, shale, mudstone, shale, siltstone, sandstone and scarce spiculite, together with very low-grade metamorphic lithologies, slate, metamudstone, metasiltstone, metasandstone and metalimestone. These diagenetic and metamorphic lithologies are dominant in the northern (Demirtas-Alanya) and southern (Gazipasa) parts of the unit, respectively. The main minerals of the meta-sedimentary rocks are phyllosilicates (2M(1) + 1M(d) + 1M illite, la chlorite, C-V. C-S. I-S), quartz, plagioclase, calcite and dolomite.