Cenozoic Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks of Macedonia
Nikola Dumurdzanov1, Todor Serafimovski1, and B. Clark Burchfiel2
1 University "St. Cyril and Methodius" Skopje, Faculty of Mining and Geology Stip, Goce Delcev 89, 92000 Stip, Macedonia
2 Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Description: Macedonia lies within the Cenozoic Southern Balkan Extensional regime that forms the northern part of the more regional Aegean extensional regime. Study of the late Cenozoic basins of Macedonia provides important data that contributes to the unravelling of the tectonic evolution of the Southern Balkan extensional regime. The present study is complimentary and adjoins the study in Bulgaria by Nakov et al. (2001). Although Macedonian geologists have a long history of study of the late Cenozoic basins in Macedonia, this is the first detailed presentation of maps, stratigraphic sections, and discussions of the geology of the basins in English. The data presented here form the basis for a tectonic analysis of Macedonian graben and basin formation and how it relates to more regional processes of late Cenozoic extension in the Southern Balkan region.
The map that accompanies this report, Cenozoic Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks of Macedonia, was compiled from the 1:100,000 geological map series, the Regional Geological Map of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), and from the results of the many years of research by the authors of this paper. The illustrated lithostratigraphic sections in the Neogene-Quaternary basins were compiled from previous research, especially from exploration drilling within Macedonia, and our own field studies. The significant papers used for our compilation appear in the below notes file.
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