Fantastic Metamorphic Rocks
by Tuğba Bozdoğan, İzmir, Türkiye
Tendürek Dagi, also known as Tendürük Dagi, is an elongated shield volcano that rises above the Dogubayazit plain, near the Iranian border south of Mount Ararat. The shield volcano developed during a period when highly mobile lava flows from the western crater covered an area of 500 km2. The Tendürek mountain which is one of the young volcanoes of Anatolia: Metamorphic rocks which are composed of micaschists, marble and quartzites and are thought to be Paleozoic in age, crystalline limestones which are Permo-Carboniferous in age, Upper Cretaceous ophiolites containing spilites,serpentinites and limestones, Paleocene limestones, Eocene flysch and limestone, sandstone, claystone, siltstone and limestones of Miocene age, and Tertiary lava flows. The whole succession is covered by young basaltic lava flows of Tendürek volcano.
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Submitted on 13 February 2019
Credit: Tuğba Bozdoğan (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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