Facies and environmental setting of the Miocene coral reefs in the late-orogenic fill of the Antalya Basin, western Taurides, Turkey: implications for tectonic control and sea-level changes

Karabiyikoglu M., TUZCU S., Ciner A. , DEYNOUX M., ORCEN S., HAKYEMEZ A.

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, cilt.173, ss.345-371, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 173
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2003.08.006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.345-371


Facies and environmental setting of the Miocene coral reefs in the Late Cenozoic Antalya Basin are studied to contribute towards a better understanding of the time and space relationships of the reef development and the associated basin fill evolution in a tectonically active basin. The Antalya Basin is an extention-compression-related late post-orogenic basin that developed unconformably on a basement comprising a Mesozoic para-authocthonous carbonate platform overthrust by the Antalya Nappes and Alanya Massif metamorphics within the Isparta angle. The Late Cenozoic basin fill consists of thick Miocene to Recent elastic-dominated terrestrial and marine deposits with subordinate marine carbonates and extensive travertines. Late Miocene compressional deformation has resulted into three parts, referred as Aksu, Koprucay and Manavgat sub-basins, bounded by north-south extending dextral Kirkkavak fault and the westward-verging Aksu thrust.