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Dhya Al-Rawi

Structural and sedimentological evolution of the Mesopotamian geosyncline (N.-Iraq)

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Abstract

The type and the facies of the sediments are discussed in relation to the various kinds of tectonic movements.

A facies change from NW to SE in the Lower Jurassic indicates the existence of NE-SW trending basement blocks, along which horizontal and vertical movements took place.

Facies changes and the variation in thickness of the Gercus Formation (Eocene) observed in a number of structural units provides proof of synsedimentary folding.

A shift in the axis of the northern basin from a NW-SE trend in the SE part of Iraq to E-W strike in NW Iraq was apparently controlled by faults.

To cite this article

Dhya Al-Rawi, «Structural and sedimentological evolution of the Mesopotamian geosyncline (N.-Iraq)», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Volume 101 (1978), Volume complet, 173 - 177 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9395/index.php?id=4458.

About: Dhya Al-Rawi

Geology Department, University of Mosul, Iraq.