Sedimentology, petrography and diagenesis of Eocene-Oligocene evaporites: the Tuzhisar Formation, SW Sivas Basin, Turkey


Gundogan I., Onal M., Depci T.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.25, no.5, pp.791-803, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.08.002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.791-803

Abstract

The study area is situated in the southwestern part of the Sivas Basin. Sediments of the Ortakoy Formation (Middle-Upper Eocene) of flysch facies were deposited in a shallow marine environment and consist of interstratified sandstone, shale and calcareous mudstone. The Karaziyaret basaltic dikes cut the Ortakoy Formation. The Ortakoy Formation is comformably overlain by the evaporite-dominated Tuzhisar Formation. Gradual transitions between these two stratigraphic units crop out between Yenikoy and Yenituzhisar villages.