IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Precambrian? and Cambrian stratigraphy of the Penbegli-Tut inlier, southeastern Turkey
Dean, W.T.; Martin, F.; Monod, O.; Gunay, Y.; Kozlu, H.; Bozdogan, N. (1997). Precambrian? and Cambrian stratigraphy of the Penbegli-Tut inlier, southeastern Turkey. Geol. Mag. 134(1): 37-53. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S001675689700650X
In: Geological Magazine. Cambridge University Press: London. ISSN 0016-7568, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in Authors 
    VLIZ: Open Repository 255642 [ OMA ]

Keywords
    Cambrian; Precambrian; Acritarcha; Trilobita; Turkey [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Dean, W.T.
  • Martin, F.
  • Monod, O.
  • Gunay, Y.
  • Kozlu, H.
  • Bozdogan, N.

Abstract
    The oldest rocks in the Penbegli-Tut inlier of southeastern Turkey belong to the Meryemusagi Formation (base not seen); they are mostly elastic rocks of ?late Precambrian age, overlain with angular unconformity by unfossiliferous quartzites (270 m est.) of the Zabuk Formation. The latter unit is succeeded conformably by the Koruk Formation (Lower?/Middle Cambrian), comprising almost 200 m of dolomite and grey and red nodular Limestone, and the Sosink Formation (Middle Cambrian), about 600 m of silty mudstone and sandstone with a few thin limestone beds, overlain unconformably by Cretaceous carbonates. The closest comparison is with the Derik-Mardin area, 220 km to the east, where the section is more complete. The upper Koruk Formation contains trilobites of the Pardailhania and Solenopleuropsis biozones; trilobites from the Sosink Formation indicate the Solenopleuropsis Biozone, a post-Solenopleuropsis interval, and a level with Holasaphus mesopotamicus, known only from the Derik area. Acritarchs from the highest Koruk Formation and the whole of the Sosink belong to the lower part of microflora A2, described from the Middle Cambrian of eastern Newfoundland.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors