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Fundamentals of Wrench Tectonics Applied to the Anatolian Plate
- INSTRUCTOR S :
- Alvis Lisenbee, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; Nuri Uzunlar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
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- October 8 - 13, 2012
- Begins and ends in Istanbul, Turkey
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(increases to $3,245 after 8/27/2012); Includes food, lodging, transportation from Istanbul, course notes. No refunds for cancellations after 8/27/2012.
- 20 people
- 3.3 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Academicians, graduate students, exploration and development geologists and geological engineers interested in furthering their understanding of geologic features related to both local- and plate-tectonic-scale strike-slip fault systems. Those interested in in the neo-tectonics of the Anatolian plate and the North Anatolian Fault.
Upon completion of this field seminar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize structural features associated with strike-slip fault zones utilizing both geologic maps and larger-scale field exposures.
- Identify, in the field, mesoscopic-scale structural features associated with strike-slip faulting.
- Associate the types and geometries of individual structures and the patterns of groups of structures with the movement sense of larger-scale fault zones.
- Recognize the potential for pre-existing (e.g., Tethyan) structural grain to control the location of younger faults.
During the seminar, the presenters and attendees will examine structural features associated with strike-slip faulting at two scales within a plate tectonic setting. The study utilizes excellent field areas in Anatolia, the Asian portion of Turkey.
The inactive, intra-plate Davutoglan Fault (100’s of meters of offset) displays, in remarkable exposures, structures developed in the early phase of wrench faulting. The attendees will examine, and discuss on the outcrop, features related to fault surfaces, fault zones, en echelon folds and small faults, interaction of fault strands and use the geometry of these features to understand the sense of fault movement. We will also examine alteration of the country rock and associated evidence of fluid flow and clastic dike injection along fault zones.
The active North Anatolian Fault (10’s of kms of offset) separates the Anatolian and Eurasian plates. Along this zone of deformation we will examine geologic maps, specific exposures, and overview sites relating to examine geomorphology, contrasting terrains of the two adjacent plates, multiple fault strands and associated small-scale basins, en echelon fold trains, and faults as well as piercing-point evidence of offset associated with this major crustal break.
Both fault zones are overprinted, at least in part, upon neo-Tethyan sutures zones. Potential relationships will be presented in lectures and will be discussed at selected stops in the beautiful country side of northern Turkey.
Participants should plan to bring along field clothing, geologic hammer, Brunton compass, field notebook, sun screen, field gear.