Organic geochemistry and depositional environment of the Aptian bituminous limestone in the Kale Gumushane area (NE-Turkey): An example of lacustrine deposits on the platform carbonate sequence

Kara-Gulbay R. , KIRMACI M. Z. , KORKMAZ S.

ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, vol.49, pp.6-17, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.05.006
  • Title of Journal : ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-17


The Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous aged carbonate sequence is widely exposed in the southern zone of Eastern Pontides. Aptian black bituminous limestone is found in the upper part of this sequence in the Kale area (Gumushane). This limestone contains faunal remains (e. g., gastropod, ostracod, characean stems and miliolid type benthic foraminifera) that indicate a freshwater, lacustrine depositional environment.