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Stratigraphic Features of the Yeşilyurt–Konak Area (Malatya, Turkey)

  • Ali Müjdat ÖzkanEmail author
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The stratigraphic sequence in the study area starts with the Carboniferous–Triassic Malatya Metamorphics, which are composed of marble and schist and covered unconformably by the Maastrichtian Gündüzbey Group. The group includes the Kızılgüney Formation with conglomerate and sandstones, and the Kapullu Formation containing limestone–marl alternations, with turbiditic sandstone intercalations. The sequence continues with the Lutetian Yeşilyurt Group, which includes the Zorbon, Yukarıbanazı, and Gedik Formations, unconformably overlying the Kapullu Formation. The Zorbon Formation is composed of conglomerate interbedded with sandstone and mudstone, whereas the Yukarıbanazı Formation consists of sandstone and shale alternations with intercalations of conglomerates and olistoliths. The Gedik Formation is composed of reefal limestone, claystone, and marl, and underlies the Pliocene–Quaternary Beylerderesi Formation formed of conglomerate interbedded with sandstone. Holocene alluvium unconformably overlies all units in the region.


Malatya Yeşilyurt Kapullu Yukarıbanazı Zorbon Gedik Alpine–Himalayan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological EngineeringSelcuk University, Engineering FacultyKonyaTurkey

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