Possible Geological Reason for the Missing of the Oligocene Section in Sector (5) and Its Vicinity, Deryanah-Al Abyar Area, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, NE Libya


The existing stratigraphic framework of the Eocene-Miocene in the study area (sector 5) shows limited temporal stratigraphic and structural resolution. Using this framework, it is difficult to unravel the influence of possible local tectonic movements and eustatic sea level changes on sedimentation. The precise influence of the onset of the possible Late Eocene-Early Oligocene orogenic phase, which caused inversion and uplift in the study area (sector 5), is also dubious as a result of the limited data. To improve the correlations and recognition of the Eocene to Oligocene successions in the area in question (from sector 1 to sector 8), a new stratigraphic interpretation, based on correlated lithostratigraphic columns from different outcrops, is presented. The changes in sedimentation and tectonic events in the study area can be correlated to time-equivalent sea level changes and tectonic uplift in Al Jabal Al Akhdar area, which suggests that the processes causing the sedimento/structural activity are of regional importance.

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O. Elfigih and H. Melad, "Possible Geological Reason for the Missing of the Oligocene Section in Sector (5) and Its Vicinity, Deryanah-Al Abyar Area, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, NE Libya," Open Journal of Geology, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 322-329. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2013.34037.

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