Palaeogeographic and tectonic position of the Carboniferous rocks of the western Pontides (Turkey) in the frame of the Variscan belt


GORUR N., MONOD O., Okay A., SENGOR A., TUYSUZ O., Yigitbas E. , ...Daha Fazla

BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, cilt.168, ss.197-205, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 168 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-205

Özet

The Carboniferous rocks situated between Istanbul and Zonguldak coal basin belong to a fragment of the Hercynian chain of problematic origin, known as the ''Palaeozoic of Istanbul''. The Carboniferous rocks of the ''Palaeozoic of Istanbul'' are part of a well-developed passive continental margin which is totally exotic with respect to the surrounding units in Turkey, but shows many similarities with the Palaeozoic sequence of the Moesian Platform and the European coal basins. It is suggested that the ''Palaeozoic of Istanbul'' was part of the East European Platform and has drifted southwards during the opening of the western Black Sea basin. The original position of this unit within the Hercynian chain is tentatively shown in a global reconstruction during Carboniferous.

The Carboniferous rocks situated between Istanbul and Zonguldak coal basin belong to a fragment of the Hercynian chain of problematic origin, known as the "Palaeozoic of Istanbul". The Carboniferous rocks of the "Palaeozoic of Istanbul" are part of a well-developed passive continental margin which is totally exotic with respect to the surrounding units in Turkey, but shows many similarities with the Palaeozoic sequence of the Moesian Platform and the European coal basins. It is suggested that the "Palaeozoic of Istanbul" was part of the East European Platform and has drifted southwards during the opening of the western Black Sea basin. The original position of this unit within the Hercynian chain is tentatively shown in a global reconstruction during Carboniferous.