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Evolution of the southern margin of the Donbas (Ukraine) from Devonian to Early Carboniferous times

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T. McCann
T. McCann
Geologisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Nußallee 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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A. Saintot
A. Saintot
Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Aardwetenschappen, Tektoniek afdeling, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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F. Chalot-Prat
F. Chalot-Prat
Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Géochimiques, Université Henri Poincare, Boîte Postale 20, 15 rue Notre Dame des Pauvres, 54501 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cédex, France
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A. Kitchka
A. Kitchka
CASRE, Suite 49, 55b Gonchar Street, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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P. Fokin
P. Fokin
Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119899 Moscow, Russia
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A. Alekseev
A. Alekseev
Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119899 Moscow, Russia
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

A Devonian-Early Carboniferous succession comprising thick clastic and carbonate sediments with interbedded volcanics was examined along the southern margin of the Donbas fold belt, Ukraine. Following initial rifting and subsidence, a continental (fluvial, lacustrine) succession was established. This first phase of synrift activity (Eifelian) was accompanied by the extrusion of basalts. In Late Givetian-early Famennian times, half-graben development was pronounced and a series of E-W-trending half-grabens were formed, along with coeval volcanic activity. Subsequent basin subsidence led to the establishment of a broad marine carbonate platform across the region (Late Famennian-Tournaisian-early Viséan). Renewed uplift led to partial exposure and karstification of the platform. This was accompanied by trachyte intrusion and extrusion. The overlying chert-rich unit was probably deposited under lacustrine conditions, although a shelf environment has also been suggested. Renewed tectonic activity along the main basin-bounding fault resulted in the synsedimentary deformation of this unit.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Tracing Tectonic Deformation Using the Sedimentary Record

T. McCann
T. McCann
Geologisches Institut, Bonn, Germany
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A. Saintot
A. Saintot
Instituut voor Aardwetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
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Geological Society of London
Volume
208
ISBN electronic:
9781862394568
Publication date:
January 01, 2003

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