Geochronological investigations on the Neogene volcanism of the Tokaj Mountains ( Hungary).

Z. Pecskay, K. Balogh, V. Szeky-Fux, P. Gyarmati

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The results of K/Ar datings indicate that volcanic activity started in the Upper Badenian and terminated in the Pannonian. Thus, the estimated length of volcanic activity is about 5 Ma. In the Tokaj Mts. the close association of acid and intermediate volcanism, both in time and space over the whole Sarmatian stage is manifested in the K/Ar dates, too. The present investigations have verified that intermediate volcanic activity continued unquestionably into the Pannonian, whereas acidic volcanic activity ended probably at the Sarmatian-Pannonian boundary. The youngest known Neogene volcanite in the Tokaj Mts. is the basalt exposed in borehole Sarospatak-10. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-655
Number of pages21
JournalGeologicky Zbornik
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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