We present the geological map of the north-eastern margin of the Fucino Basin, which is mainly characterized by Plio-Quaternary continental deposits that show transition from deeper-water lacustrine environment, marginal lacustrine system, and fluvial facies. These deposits unconformably overlie upper Messinian Lago-Mare sediments and pre-orogenic carbonate succession. The occurrence of Caspiocypris tiberina in the Plio-Quaternary lacustrine sediments, coupled with the normal magnetic polarity of Casa Colombaia section, led to suggest the onset of the sedimentation of these continental deposits to the late Piacenzian (2.58–3.04 Ma). The upper Messinian deposits are characterized by ostracod assemblages related to the Loxocorniculina djafarovi zone, pointing to the last Lago-Mare event of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (5.40–5.33 Ma). This new stratigraphic framework may be useful to refine the long-term slip rates of the still active normal faults that affect the north-eastern margin of the Fucino Basin.

Mondati, G., Spadi, M., Gliozzi, E., Cosentino, D., Cifelli, F., Cavinato, G.P., et al. (2021). The tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Fucino Basin (central Apennines, Italy): new insights from the geological mapping of its north-eastern margin. JOURNAL OF MAPS, 17(2), 87-100 [10.1080/17445647.2021.1880981].

The tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Fucino Basin (central Apennines, Italy): new insights from the geological mapping of its north-eastern margin.

G. Mondati
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E. Gliozzi;D. Cosentino;F. Cifelli;M. Mattei
2021-01-01

Abstract

We present the geological map of the north-eastern margin of the Fucino Basin, which is mainly characterized by Plio-Quaternary continental deposits that show transition from deeper-water lacustrine environment, marginal lacustrine system, and fluvial facies. These deposits unconformably overlie upper Messinian Lago-Mare sediments and pre-orogenic carbonate succession. The occurrence of Caspiocypris tiberina in the Plio-Quaternary lacustrine sediments, coupled with the normal magnetic polarity of Casa Colombaia section, led to suggest the onset of the sedimentation of these continental deposits to the late Piacenzian (2.58–3.04 Ma). The upper Messinian deposits are characterized by ostracod assemblages related to the Loxocorniculina djafarovi zone, pointing to the last Lago-Mare event of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (5.40–5.33 Ma). This new stratigraphic framework may be useful to refine the long-term slip rates of the still active normal faults that affect the north-eastern margin of the Fucino Basin.
Mondati, G., Spadi, M., Gliozzi, E., Cosentino, D., Cifelli, F., Cavinato, G.P., et al. (2021). The tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Fucino Basin (central Apennines, Italy): new insights from the geological mapping of its north-eastern margin. JOURNAL OF MAPS, 17(2), 87-100 [10.1080/17445647.2021.1880981].
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