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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Gypsum karstification in the Middle Miocene Fatha Formation, Mosul area, northern Iraq

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JASSIM S.Z. (1) ; JIBRIL A.S. ; NUMAN N.M.S. ;
(1) Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Karstified Middle Miocene sediments are widely exposed in northern Iraq particularly in the area surrounding the city of Mosul. 2 karst systems were identified, an active and recent system characteristic of all the anticlinal structures and an older (Pleistocene) fossil karst system characteristic of Alan, Ishkaft, Albu Saif and Hammam structures. The fossil karst system is preserved on remnant elevated old land surfaces and produces characteristic tight undulations in the limestone due to collapse inwards in sinkholes and elongated tunnels formed along a series of sinkholes. Karst areas are related to densely fractured areas

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 18, no2 [pp. 137-149]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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