Fan-Delta Sequences in the Pleistocene and Holocene Burdur Basin, Turkey: The Role of Basin-Margin Configuration in Sediment Entrapment and Differential Facies Development

  1. Albina Colella2 and
  2. David B. Prior3
  1. N. Kazanci

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303858.ch10

Coarse-Grained Deltas

Coarse-Grained Deltas

How to Cite

Kazanci, N. (1990) Fan-Delta Sequences in the Pleistocene and Holocene Burdur Basin, Turkey: The Role of Basin-Margin Configuration in Sediment Entrapment and Differential Facies Development, in Coarse-Grained Deltas (eds A. Colella and D. B. Prior), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303858.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universita della Calabria, Italy

  2. 3

    Atlantic Geoscience Center, Nova Scotia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Geological Engineering, University of Ankara, 06100 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 OCT 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632028948

Online ISBN: 9781444303858

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Keywords:

  • Pleistocene-Holocene Burdur Basin, young lacustrine basins of Turkey;
  • Soganh succession;
  • Pleistocene basin-fill in Soganh area, containing repetitive/cyclic deposition;
  • Lacustrine mud;
  • Prodelta and lacustrine sequences;
  • Dreissena fossil shells;
  • graben-margin fault

Summary

The Pleistocene and Holocene Burdur Basin of Turkey is a still active graben, about 12 km wide and 75 km long, which is presently occupied by Burdur and Yaraşh lakes. Active extension, combined with lake-level oscillations and climatic changes, has produced a composite/cyclic basin-fill. The sedimentary facies and depositional characteristics vary along the basin margins, partly reflecting the effects of local morphological confinement by structural features. A late Pleistocene bouldery to sandy, Gilbert-type fan-delta complex, located in the Soǧanh area of the basin, is up to 70 m thick, consists of repetitive alluvial-fan and fan-delta sequences, and is separated into two segments by an intrabasinal high. The proximal segment of the complex includes bouldery, short-headed fan deltas which appear to have formed where the escarpment was steep and the substratum made of well-consolidated rocks such as limestone. Fan deltas in the distal segment (beyond the local high) are formed by high-angle, mass-flow-dominated, Gilbert-type delta-front sets, which intercalate with thick, lacustrine mud layers.