A7 – The interplay between tectonics, salt tectonics and sedimentation in forming
stratigraphic sequences in the peri-ionian basin, Eastern Calabria

Leaders

Salvatore Critelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Francesco Muto, University of Calabria, Italy
Edoardo Perri, University of Calabria, Italy
Vincenzo Tripodi, University of Calabria, Italy
Adriano Guido, University of Calabria, Italy
Mario Borrelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Massimo Zecchin, OGS Trieste, Italy
Mauro Caffau, OGS Trieste, Italy
Laurent Gindre-Chanu

Contact person: salvatore.critelli@unical.it

Type: Pre-Meeting
Duration: 3 days
Cost: € 250,00
Start: Lamezia Terme Airport/ Railway Station
(7th September 2019 – early morning)

End: Rome (9th September 2019 – late evening)
Difficulty level: Low
Participants: min 15 max 25

 A7 - The interplay between tectonics, salt tectonics and sedimentation in forming stratigraphic sequences in the peri-ionian basin, Eastern Calabria
 | Pre-meeting Trips | IAS 2019 Rome
Salt diapir outcropping in Crotone Basin

The Crotone-Rossano Basins are the onshore equivalents of the larger Neogene/Quaternay Ionian basin, developed in the frame of the estward migration of the Mesomediterranean microplate, which led to the subduction of the Ionian lithosphere and the spreading of the Tyrrhenian back-arc Basin (Central Mediterranean). The fieldtrip focuses on the main features of the Neogene basin-fill successions and their close relations with synsedimentary tectonics and salt tectonics. The basal transgression consists of a siliciclastic wedge passing from fluvial strata to deep-marine turbidites, followed by a thick evaporite sequence, including sulphate and halite salts(often forming diapirs) , recording the Messinian salinity crisis. Moreover, late Messinian compressional tectonics controls the basinal architecture leading to regional unconformities whereas post-Messinian sedimentation is mainly controlled by extensional tectonics and sea-level changes.

Itinerary

Lamezia – Policastro – Casabona – Cirò – Belvedere di Spinello – Roma

Technical Information

The fieldtrip consists of short walks along easy paths, for reaching outcrops. Expected weather conditions are: daily temperature between 25°-30°, generally sunny and dry, with possible short heavy showers.