Carpathian-Pannonian Magmatism Database

Mihai Vlasceanu, Mihai N. Ducea, Peter Luffi, Anca Barla, Ioan Seghedi

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A database containing previously published geochronologic, geochemical, and isotopic data on Mesozoic to Quaternary igneous rocks from the Carpathian-Pannonian region is presented. Georeferenced data making up this database belong mostly to rocks sampled from five magmatic arcs: (a) the South Apuseni Jurassic island arc/backarc province, (b) a small volume mid-Cretaceous arc of the northernmost South Carpathians, (c) a late Cretaceous arc, locally known as “banatitic,” marking the closure of the Neotethys, (d) a regionally extensive Miocene ignimbrite flare-up, and (e) the Miocene-Quaternary collisional arc and associated extension-related basalts of the Pannonian and Transylvanian basins. The database is anchored by location and ages of various igneous rocks, as well as geochemical and isotopic data, where available. The database is publicly available online (, as well as a Supporting Information S1 attached to this manuscript. We exemplify the utility of the database by calculating paleo crustal thicknesses in the Carpathians as a function of time using well-calibrated geochemical paleo-mohometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2021GC009970
JournalGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Cenozoic
  • Mesozoic
  • crustal thickness
  • geochemical data
  • isotopic data
  • magmatic rocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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