Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran


The Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Orzuieh volcanic sequence is exposed in the southern part of the Sanandaj – Sirjan Zone. Major and trace element geochemistry shows magma evolution from the transitional to the calc-alkaline series. Clinopyroxene compositions are similar to their composition in subduction setting and support a volcanic arc related environment. REE and trace element diagrams show enrichment patterns in LREE relative to HREE and depletion in Nb and Ta elements. This magmatic sequence has been originated from the mantle source with effect of liquids and sediment resulted from the subducting slab. The Orzuieh volcanic sequence is probably originated during the subduction of the Neo-Tethyan Oceanic lithosphere under the Sanandaj – Sirjan Zone, during the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous time, in the volcanic arc tectonic environment.


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