Cretaceous basin evolution in the Lublin area along the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone (SE Poland)

Maciej Hakenberg, Jolanta Świdrowska


Ewolucja basenu kredowego na obszarze lubelskim wzdłuż strefy Teisseyre’a-Tornquista (SE Polska)

The Cretaceous basin of the Lublin area belongs to the SE part of the Mid-Polish Trough and its NE border extending on the East European Craton. Our study is based on isopach maps of seven time intervals, from Neocomian to Early Maastrichtian. Several main lithofacies have been distinguished whose areal extents were plotted on thickness pattern maps. The isopach and lithofacies maps helped to delimit the basin depocenter, providing information on vertical motions of the basin basement and synsedimentary reactivation of older fault zones. The areal extents of the siliceous and chalk lithofacies have been shown to be controlled by the positions of discontinuity zones in the crystalline basement. Two stages of accelerated subsidence have been established: in Turanian and Early Maastrichtian times. Regional comparisons of accumulation rates and their accelerations during these time spans gave possibility to distinguish the roles of eustatic and tectonic factors in the process of augmenting the basin capacity. Some remarks concerning Early Maastrichtian timing of the inversion onset are also presented.

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