Characteristic features and structural evolution of a post collisional basin: The Sivas Basin, Central Anatolia, Turkey


Yilmaz A., Yilmaz H.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.27, ss.164-176, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2005.02.006
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.164-176

Özet

The ENE-SSW trending Sivas Basin is located at the easternmost wedge-like tip of the Central Anatolian Block and exhibits characteristics of two other basins, one in west-central Anatolia and the other in eastern Anatolia. The Sivas Basin started to form within a collisional mosaic during Maastrichtian time with the Pre-Maastrichtian basement, the latter composed of continental metamorphic rocks, Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous platform carbonates of the Tauride Belt, and ophiolites and ophiolitic melange derived from closure of the northern branch of Neo-Tethys. Similar Tertiary basins were developed on comparable collisional mosaics in other parts of Anatolia.