Eocene development of the northerly active continental margin of the Southern Neotethys in the Kyrenia Range, north Cyprus

Alastair H. F. Robertson*, Gillian A. McCay, Kemal Tasli, Asegul Yildiz

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Abstract

We focus on an active continental margin related to northwards subduction during the Eocene in which sedimentary melange (`olistostromes') forms a key component. Maastrichtian -Early Eocene deep-marine carbonates and volcanic rocks pass gradationally upwards into a thick succession (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-731
Number of pages40
JournalGeological Magazine
Volume151
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • sedimentary melange
  • olistostrome
  • easternmost Mediterranean
  • Eocene
  • active continental margin
  • GEOCHRONOGICAL EVIDENCE
  • TECTONIC FRAMEWORK
  • TROODOS MICROPLATE
  • ANATOLIAN OROGEN
  • VOLCANIC-ROCKS
  • OCEANIC-CRUST
  • SUTURE ZONE
  • S TURKEY
  • EVOLUTION
  • MELANGE

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