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Münchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen
Reihe A: Geologie und Paläontologie

Volume 40


Ablagerungsprozesse, Event- und Biostratigraphie kreidezeitlicher Tiefwassersedimente der Tethys in der Olonos-Pindos-Zone Westgriechenlands

2003. [in German] – 156 pp., 42 black-and-white figures, 11 tables, 6 plates, 8 appendices
29.7 x 21.0 cm. Paperback

ISBN 978-3-89937-041-6

Euro 60.00

Reihe: MGA, Reihe A: Geologie und Paläontologie

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Depositional processes, event- and biostratigraphy of Cretaceous deep-water sediments of the Tethys in the Olonos-Pindos Zone of western Greece

The content of this volume the reconstruction of the dynamics, evolution and influencing factors of deposition in a deep-marine basin of the Mediterranean Tethys during the Cretaceous period. The Olonos-Pindos Zone of the western Greek Alpidic fold-thrust belt (Hellenides) constitutes a well-preserved example of one of numerous, former deep-water basins to be found throughout the peri-Adriatic realm. Paleogeographically, the Mesozoic-Paleogene sedimentary rocks exposed in the Pindos Mountains and the Peloponnese, originated from an elongated basin of the Apulian passive continental margin and now rest upon their former southwestern foreland as a series of stacked and imbricated thrust sheets. Due to regular in-sequence thrusting the facies trends and composition of the compressed basin can be restored. This study provides insight into the sedimentary processes acting within the basin as well as its former, now partly hidden platform edges. The detailed event-stratigraphy can serve as powerful tool for correlation with other basins and paleogeographic units (e.g. Dinarides).

During this integrated study seven complete sections of the Cretaceous as well as numerous detailed sections, chosen with regard to outcrop quality and tectonic situation, were tectonically backstripped, recorded, sampled (partly bed-by-bed) and presented as strata columns on scales of 1 : 100 and 1 : 500. In the following the selected sections were studied by means of microbiostratigraphy, sedimentological analysis of the turbidite facies, geochemistry and paleocurrent analysis.

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