Geological evolution of the Central Pontides

Okay A., ALTINER D., Sunal G., Aygul M., Akdogan R., ALTINER S., ...More

Conference on Petroleum Geology of the Black Sea, London, Canada, 6 - 07 October 2015, vol.464, pp.33-67 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 464
  • Doi Number: 10.1144/sp464.3
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-67
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Before the Late Cretaceous opening of the Black Sea, the Central Pontides constituted part of the southern margin of Laurasia. Two features that distinguish the Central Pontides from the neighbouring Pontide regions are the presence of an extensive Lower Cretaceous submarine turbidite fan (the Cag.layan Formation) in the north, and a huge area of Jurassic-Cretaceous subduction-accretion complexes in the south.