Some depositional patterns at continental margin of southeastern Mediterranean Sea.

Y. Mart, Y. B. Gai

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The upper Miocene to Holocene sedimentary strata in the continental margin of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea depict two depositional regimes. The upper Miocene sequence is predominantly evaporitic and forms the southeastern portion of the upper Miocene evaporites present throughout the Mediterranean region. The Pliocene-Quaternary sequence is predominantly detrital and its major source of sediments has been the Nile River. Two depositional facies of the upper Miocene evaporites, indicating basinal and shelf depositional environments, were found. Statistical analyses indicate the autochthonous characteristics of the sequence. The basinal and the shelf depositional facies are separated by a transition zone which was probably the shelf-edge zone during the late Miocene. Facial analysis of the data pertaining to the Pliocene-Pleistocene sequence depicts its allochthonous characteristics. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-470
Number of pages11
JournalAAPG Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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