Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus

Title:
Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus
Authors:
Dunn, Allison L.
Abstract:
Wide-scale evaporite deposits both fringe and fill the Mediterranean basin and have been the source of geological controversy since their presence was first detected in the early 1960s. Evaporites are particularly useful for paleoenvironmental analyses because the narrow environmental window permitting their deposition allows specific paleoenvironments to be inferred. The Kalavasos Formation gypsum deposits of Cyprus are no exception, and through them a history of environments operating in the Mesaoria basin, on the north margin of the Troodos massif, can be devised. My paleoenvironmental reconstruction reveals that some gypsum deposits that have traditionally been thought of as deep-water deposits may actually represent shallow-water deposits in stratified basins. In addition, the presence of certain carbonate impurities, including Globigerinid fossils, suggests that detrital reworking played a role in shaping the Kalavasos Formation and may provide a signal for times of greater tectonic activity.
Citation:
Dunn, Allison L. “Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus.” Honors thesis, Oberlin College, 1996.
Type:
Thesis
Degree Level:
Bachelor of Arts
Discipline:
Geology
Degree Year:
1996
Advisors:
Simonson, Bruce M.
Notes:
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dc.contributor.advisorSimonson, Bruce M.en
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Allison L.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T13:37:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-26T13:37:26Zen
dc.date.issued1996-04en
dc.identifier.citationDunn, Allison L. “Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus.” Honors thesis, Oberlin College, 1996.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/581153en
dc.description.abstractWide-scale evaporite deposits both fringe and fill the Mediterranean basin and have been the source of geological controversy since their presence was first detected in the early 1960s. Evaporites are particularly useful for paleoenvironmental analyses because the narrow environmental window permitting their deposition allows specific paleoenvironments to be inferred. The Kalavasos Formation gypsum deposits of Cyprus are no exception, and through them a history of environments operating in the Mesaoria basin, on the north margin of the Troodos massif, can be devised. My paleoenvironmental reconstruction reveals that some gypsum deposits that have traditionally been thought of as deep-water deposits may actually represent shallow-water deposits in stratified basins. In addition, the presence of certain carbonate impurities, including Globigerinid fossils, suggests that detrital reworking played a role in shaping the Kalavasos Formation and may provide a signal for times of greater tectonic activity.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.oberlinlibstaff.com/testform.2.htmlen
dc.titlePaleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprusen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.levelBachelor of Artsen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeologyen
thesis.degree.year1996en
dc.description.notesCLICK THE LINK BELOW TO REQUEST THIS THESISen
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