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The Pushtashan juvenile suprasubduction zone assemblage of Kurdistan (northeastern Iraq): A Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Neo-Tethys missing link

Ismail, Sabah A.; Ali, Sarmad A.; Nutman, Allen P.; Bennett, Vickie; Jones, Brian G.


The Pushtashan suprasubduction zone assemblage of volcanic rocks, gabbros, norites and peridotites occurs in the Zagros suture zone, Kurdistan region, northeastern Iraq. Volcanic rocks are dominant in the assemblage and consist mainly of basalt and basaltic andesite flows with interlayered red shale and limestone horizons. Earlier lavas tend to be MORB-like, whereas later lavas display island arc tholeiite to boninitic geochemical characteristics. Tholeiitic gabbros intrude the norites and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoscience Frontiers (Previously Earth Science Frontiers)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2016.11.002
Access Rights: Open Access


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