Relationship between the anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and development of the Haymana Anticline, Central Anatolia (Turkey)

ÖZKAPTAN M., Gülyüz E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.28, no.1, pp.103-121, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/yer-1803-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-121
  • Keywords: Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility, compressional tectonic, balanced cross-section, Haymana Basin, Central Turkey, DEFORMATION MECHANISMS, PALEOMAGNETIC EVIDENCE, TECTONIC EVOLUTION, TYRRHENIAN MARGIN, SEDIMENTARY-ROCKS, THRUST BELTS, NE-PYRENEES, BASIN, FABRICS, STRAIN
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Integrated structural and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) analyses were carried out on the Campanian-Maastrichtian shale-mudstone dominated sedimentary sequences (Haymana Formation) cropping out within the doubly plunging Haymana Anticline in Central Anatolia (Turkey). In order to understand the relationship between the development of magnetofabrics and the tectonic processes, six sites from different parts of the anticline were sampled and analyzed. AMS lineations from 634 cylindrical samples and structural data were collected in the field. The results show very high correlation with the structural trend of the region and indicate that the maximum susceptibility vector (k(1)) is almost parallel to the Haymana Anticline fold axis (similar to E-W) and the trace of the Derekoy Thrust Fault, which is the basin-bounding fault at the northern margin of the Haymana Basin. In order to assess the relationship between shortening ratios and obtained AMS vectors, a number of balanced cross-sections are constructed along five traverses almost perpendicular to the axis of the anticline. Results from both the AMS and the balanced cross-sections yielded similar shortening ratios (similar to 18%-32%) that decrease towards the eastern closure of the anticline from its culmination. In a regional sense, we related these results to compressional/transpressional deformation that formed during the Eocene to Early Miocene period. Differential shortening ratios calculated from AMS and restored balanced cross-sections indicate that the shortening is associated with the transcurrent tectonics, possibly in relation with rotational convergence of the Pontides and the Taurides and/or the oblique indentation of the Kirsehir Block into the Pontides during or subsequent to the collision.