The Intra-Pontide suture zone in the Tosya-Kastamonu area, Northern Turkey

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Frassi C., Goncuoglu C. M. , Marroni M., Pandolfi L., Ruffini L., Ellero A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF MAPS, cilt.12, ss.211-219, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/17445647.2016.1192330
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MAPS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.211-219


We present the first detailed geological map of the tectonic units documented in the easternmost branch of the Intra-Pontide suture (IPS) zone in the Tosya-Kastamonu area (Northern Turkey). The Main Map is at 1:50,000 scale and covers an area of about 350 km(2). It derived from 1:25,000 scale classic field mapping and represents a detailed overview of the complexities documented in the IPS zone, a tectonic nappe stack originating from the closure of the Intra-Pontide Oceanic basin and the subsequent collision between the Istanbul-Zonguldak terrane and the Sakarya composite terrane. The map shows the orientations of superposed foliations, fold axes and mineral lineations on the basis of geometric cross-cutting relationships documented within the five tectonic units of the IPS zone and provides information on its present-day architecture resulting from activity of the North Anatolian Fault.