The intra-oceanic Cretaceous (~108Ma) Kata–Rash arc fragment in the Kurdistan segment of Iraqi Zagros suture zone: Implications for Neotethys evolution and closure
The Kata–Rash arc fragment is an allochthonous thrust-bound body situated near Penjween, 100 km northeast of Sulymannia city, Kurdistan Region, within the Iraqi portion of the Zagros suture zone. It forms part of the suprasubduction zone ‘Upper Allochthon’ terranes (designated as the Gimo–Qandil Group), which is dominated by calc-alkaline andesite and basaltic–andesite, rhyodacite to rhyolite, crosscut by granitic, granodioritic, and dioritic dykes. Previously, rocks of the Kata–Rash arc...[Show more]
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