Provenance of the northern part of the Kahramanmaras Peripheral Foreland Basin (Miocene, S Turkey)


Gul M., GÜRBÜZ K. , CRONIN B. T.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.40, ss.475-495, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.09.012
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.475-495

Özet

The Miocene Miocene Kahramanmaras Peripheral Foreland Basin (KPFB) resemble to classic foreland basin model, with small differences. In the classic model, both the accretionary wedge and foredeep extend lengthways parallel to the plate margin. In addition, accretionary wedge includes wedge top basin or piggy back basin that extends parallel to foredeep. However, the accretionary wedge of the KPFB contains small half-graben type basins that obliquely intersect the plate margin between the Arabian Plate and the Anatolide-Taurides Platform (due to the irregular shape of the plate boundary). Tectonic lineaments controlled the shape and orientation of these basins and larger main depocentre of the KFPB, which were predominantly filled with deep-sea sediments. This paper focuses on the provenance of features of the KFPB, predominantly was fed from the northern basin margin, while also aiming to resolve the complex basin evolution that occurred during the Miocene.