Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palynology of the Neogene-Pleistocene(?) Rocks Around Akcasehir-Tire-Izmir (Kucuk Menderes Graben, Western Anatolia)


Emre T., Tavlan M., AKKİRAZ M. S., İŞİNTEK İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.20, no.1, pp.27-56, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/yer-1001-30
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-56
  • Keywords: Western Anatolia, Kucuk Menderes Graben, Neogene-Quaternary terrestrial sediment, Akcasehir coal, palynology, continental carbonate, ALPINE-HIMALAYAN BELT, TECTONIC EVOLUTION, ACTIVE TECTONICS, EASTERN ANATOLIA, MUS BASIN, MASSIF, PALYNOSTRATIGRAPHY, BASEMENT, DEPOSITS, TURKEY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The basement rocks located in the central part of the southern edge of the Kucuk Menderes Graben, around Akcasehir-Tire are composed of marbles, schists, gneisses and metagabbros of the Odemis-Kiraz submassif of the Menderes Massif, and schists, marbles and meta-olistostromes of the Cycladic Complex. The basement is unconformably overlain by Neogene-Quaternary continental sediments. These continental basin fills are comprised of the Ayaklikiri Formation, the Aydogdu Formation and alluvium that unconformably overlies them. The Lower-Upper Miocene Ayaklikiri Formation consists of lacustrine and fluvial deposits. The Plio-Pleistocene (?) Aydogdu Formation is made up of alluvial fan deposits. Vast plains of alluvium cover the youngest formations.