Special Issue "Lithophile and Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry, Geochronology and Petrology of Volcanic Rocks from the Tethyan Orogenic Belt"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 339

Special Issue Editors

Department of Geological Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon TR-61080, Turkey
Interests: volcanic rocks; geochemistry; geochronology; petrology
Department of Geological Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon 61080, Turkey
Interests: volcanic rocks; geochemistry; geochronology; petrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Volcanic rocks, in particular, are very important to understand the evolutionary history of the Earth because their lithophile and highly siderophile element geochemistry give implications for the nature of the mantle and crustal sources, mantle-crust interactions of the mantle- and crust-derived melts, and the evolutionary trend of magmatic processes. They can also tell us much about the magma-tectonic environment, given that they are closely linked to the convection of tectonic plates. Knowledge about the geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of volcanic rocks has increased in recent decades regarding advanced high-precision methods and techniques. So, in addition to whole-rock major-trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf radiogenic isotope data obtained by using conventional XRF, ICP and ICP-MS methods, in situ mineral-based elemental, oxygen and radiogenic isotope analyses of volcanic rocks are performed by the development of high-spatial and mass-resolution microprobes (e.g., LA-ICP-MS, SHRIMP, SIMS). Moreover, highly siderophile element and Os isotope systematics of volcanic rocks have a significant contribution to volcanic petrology (e.g., melt derivation from the mantle and/or crust, and their interactions). All these lithophile and siderophile element data from volcanic rocks have provided absolute chronology, source characteristics, and magma chamber processes (e.g., magma mixing, FC, AFC).

This Special Issue aims to contribute to the lithophile and siderophile element geochemistry, Ar-Ar and U-Pb geochronology, and Sr-Nd-Pb-Os radiogenic isotope composition of volcanic rocks from the Tethyan Orogenic Belt to reveal the petrogenesis and evolutionary processes throughout the mantle and crustal levels.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Arslan
Prof. Dr. Irfan Temizel
Guest Editors

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  • volcanic rocks
  • petrology
  • geochronology
  • geochemistry
  • radiogenic isotopes
  • petrogenesis
  • igneous processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Mehmet Arslan, İrfan Temizel Lithophile versus highly siderophile element geochemical perspective for the genesis of Cenozoic basaltic volcanism in NE Turkey: A review on mantle metasomatism and heterogeneity of the subcontinental lithospheric mantle
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