“Noah’s Ark”: its relationship to the Telçeker earthflow, Mount Ararat, Eastern Turkey

@article{Avci2007NoahsAI,
  title={“Noah’s Ark”: its relationship to the Telçeker earthflow, Mount Ararat, Eastern Turkey},
  author={Murat Kemal Avci},
  journal={Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={66},
  pages={377-380}
}
  • M. Avci
  • Published 16 March 2007
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
The southern slopes of Mount Ararat are formed of an interbedded sequence of limestones and mudrocks in which a 1,000 m deep valley has been eroded. During the glacial/periglacial climates of the past, mass movements took place in this mountainous area, resulting in a debris mantle on the slopes and a blocky colluvium in the valley floor. The 150 m × 50 m × 4 m high ship-like feature, sometimes referred to as “Noah’s Ark”, is considered to be a large discontinuity-bounded block of Miocene… 
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