GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ERENLERDAGI VOLCANICS, KONYA, CENTRAL TURKEY
Late Miocene to Pliocene volcanism produced lava domes with mafic microgranular enclaves (MMEs), nuée ardentes and pyroclastic fall and flow (ignimbrites) deposits in the WSW and NW of Konya city. All samples are predominantly high K-calc alkaline in composition but calc-alkaline and shoshonitic composition also exist. The felsic volcanics are mainly dacite, andesite, basaltic trachyandesite and rare trachyandesite in compositon. But, the MMEs have basaltic andesite and andesite compositon. SiO2 increases with decreasing TiO2, FeOt, MgO and CaO, suggesting fractional crystallization of mafic minerals. All samples have fractionated chondritenormalised REE pattern (La/YbN: 6.7-18.1), and negative Eu anomaly (Eu/Eu*: 0.67- 0.89), indicating plagioclase fractionation. In primitive mantle-normalized spider diagram, the samples show an enrichment in large ion litophile elements (LILE) such as Cs and Ba, and depletion in high field strength elements (HFSE), e.g. Dy and Y. They show negative Nb, Ta and Ti anomalies, indicating a subduction signature for their genesis. Based on geochemical data, the volcanics are suggested to have been formed by Assimilation-Fractional Crystallization (AFC) and/or magma mixing process. Various geotectonic diagrams imply volcanic arc to post collisional setting for the samples.