Mesozoic and Cenozoic Rocks from Malta Escarpment (Central Mediterranean)

  title={Mesozoic and Cenozoic Rocks from Malta Escarpment (Central Mediterranean)},
  author={P. Scandone and E. Patacca and R. Radoicic and W. Ryan and M. B. Cita and M. Rawson and H. Chezar and E. Miller and J. McKenzie and S. Rossi},
  journal={AAPG Bulletin},
  • P. Scandone, E. Patacca, +7 authors S. Rossi
  • Published 1981
  • Geology
  • AAPG Bulletin
  • Sedimentary rocks of Triassic-Neogene age are present on the Malta Escarpment of the eastern Mediterranean. Upper Triassic dolomitic limestones of shallow-water origin, at depths between 2.5 and 3.5 km, are similar in lithofacies to coeval platform carbonates of the Siracusa (Syracuse) belt of southern Sicily. Jurassic rocks include lower-middle Liassic shallow-water limestones followed by condensed hemipelagic lime deposits indicative of sinking and starving of the former platform. Cretaceous… CONTINUE READING
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