Organic Geochemistry of Agacbasi Yayla Peat Deposits, Koprubasi/Trabzon, NE Turkey


HOS-CEBI F. , KORKMAZ S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY, vol.146, pp.155-165, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.coal.2015.05.007
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-165

Abstract

Peat deposits, which outcrop in the southern Agadia region in Trabzon, Northern Turkey, were studied by using chemical, organic geochemical, petrographic and palynological characteristics of peats. Palynological data indicate that the peats were deposited in terrestrial or lacustrine environments, comprising organic matter with an average composition of 70% woody, 19.3% herbaceous and 10.7% amorphous material. The peats are Holocene-recent in age. The peat organic matter that has been interpreted as immature based on the SCI (spore color index) analyses suggests that the peat organic matter was immature.