An Early Cretaceous section in the Kircaova area (Berdiga Limestone, NE-Turkey) and its correlation with platform carbonates in W-Slovenia

Kirmaci M. Z., Koch R., Bucur I.

FACIES, vol.34, pp.1-21, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02546154
  • Journal Name: FACIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-21
  • Keywords: sedimentology, biostratigraphy, NE Turkey (Kircaova area), W Slovenia, Early Cretaceous
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In the Kale (Gumushane) area in the North Eastern Turkey, platform carbonates of the Berdiga Limestone were deposited during Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous time in environments varying from intertidal to fore reef. The sequence shows extensive lateral and vertical alterations and interfingering of different facies types. In the upper part of the Berdiga Limestone in the Kircaova area a bituminous thin-bedded to platy limestone and shale 5 to 6 m thick occurs at the Early/Late Aptian boundary. It is underlain by limestones rich in silica nodules of up to 10 cm size.