Sedimentary architecture of the undeformed Lower Miocene Gorendagi Submarine Fan deposits from Neo-Tethys Ocean (Eastern Anatolia-Turkey): Tectonic control on preservation of fan morphology

Yilmaz A. V. , Üner S.

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.173, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 173
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2020.104028


Submarine fan deposits which constitute the remnants of Neo-Tethys are widely observed throughout the Bitlis-Zagros Suture Belt. Most of these deposits are located in the Arabian-Eurasian collision zone and have been intensively deformed due to ongoing tectonic activity. In this study, the depositional characteristics and preservation processes of the undeformed, Lower Miocene Gorendagi Submarine Fan deposits, associated with this zone, are studied with respect to their sedimentological and structural features. These deposits display feeder or distributary channels, overbank, and lobe sediments and classical Bouma Ta-d divisions. They are subdivided into inner, middle, and outer fan, according to sedimentological and morphological properties. Sand-rich submarine fan deposits have 39 m thickness and approximately 2 km of lateral extension.