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Geochronometria

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 207–215 | Cite as

Geochronology of plutonic rocks from the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Iran and new zircon and titanite U-Th-Pb ages for granitoids from the Marivan pluton

  • Ali A. Sepahi
  • Hossein Shahbazi
  • Wolfgang Siebel
  • Ahmad Ranin
Research Article

Abstract

The Sanandaj-Sirjan zone of Iran is a metamorphic belt consisting of rocks which were metamorphosed under different pressure and temperature conditions and intruded by various plutons ranging in composition from gabbro to granite. The majority of these granitoids formed along the ancient active continental margin of the Neo-Tethyan ocean at the southeastern edge of the central Iranian microplate. Geochronological data published in recent years indicate periodic plutonism lasting from Carboniferous through Mesozoic to late-Paleogene times (from ca. 300 to ca. 35 Ma) with climax activity during the mid- and late-Jurassic. The age constraints for plutonic complexes, such as Siah-Kouh, Kolah-Ghazi, Golpayegan (Muteh), Azna, Aligoodarz, Astaneh, Borujerd, Malayer (Samen), Alvand, Almogholagh, Ghorveh, Saqqez, Marivan, Naqadeh and Urumieh, clearly indicate the periodic nature of magmatism. Therefore, the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone preserves the record of magmatic activity of a complete orogenic cycle related to (1) Permocarboniferous(?) rifting of Gondwana and opening of the Neo-Tethyan ocean, (2) subduction of the oceanic crust, (3) continental collision and (4) post-collision/post-orogenic activities. The formation of the Marivan granitoids, northwestern Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, for which we present U-Pb zircon and titanite ages of ca. 38 Ma, can be related to the collisional and post-collisional stages of this orogenic cycle.

Keywords

granitoid Iran Marivan plutonic rocks Sanandaj-Sirjan zone U-Pb data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali A. Sepahi
    • 1
  • Hossein Shahbazi
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Siebel
    • 2
  • Ahmad Ranin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyBu-Ali Sina UniversityHamedanIran
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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