Late Malm carbonate breccias at Korinj and their significance for eustacy and tectonics (Central Slovenia)
AbstractOn the Dinaric carbonate platform along the margin of the Upper Malmian shelf carbonate breccias were formed. The most typical, various and extended breccias outcrop at Korinj in the Suha Krajina area. The breccias are composed of various, more or less angular limestone and dolomite fragments, and of calcitic and dolomitic cement. The study shows that breccias from different stratigraphic levels were formed in different ways and environments. Generally, the sedimentary succession consists of limestones, dolomites and carbonate breccias. The sedimentary structures of the succession indicate high energy shallow-water environment. Determined microfauna and flora of the succession prove the Upper Malmian age of the studied sediments. The shallow-water deposition, the breccias, and the subaerial exposures, evidenced by bauxite at some places in the Suha Krajina area, are considered to be connected with eustatic sea-level variations as well as synsedimentary fracturing and block-faulting.
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Dozet, S., & Strohmenger, C. (1994). Late Malm carbonate breccias at Korinj and their significance for eustacy and tectonics (Central Slovenia) . Geologija, 37(1), 215–223. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.1995.008