40Ar/39Ar geochronology of volcanic rocks in the Western Turkey

A new paper by Karaoglu et al. appeared in the Lithos about the petrogenesis and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of volcanic rocks in Usak – Gure Basin, in the Western Turkiye! They published a new chronology for the volcanic rocks exposed on the northern margin of the Menderes Massif. According to their results, the oldest volcanic units are about 17-16 million years old, which indicate the volcanism active during the latest Early Miocene. The youngest ages were found to be around 12 million years old. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2010.07.001

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