PERMO-TRIASSIC EVOLUTION OF THE ADRIA MARGIN IN NORTHERN ALBANIA

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Maurizio Gaetani *
(*) Autore principale:
Maurizio Gaetani | info@istitutolombardo.it

Abstract

In the northern Albania and surrounding Montenegro are cropping out rocks that may be referred to the eastern margin of Adria promontory, facing the Neo-Tethys Ocean. According to present palinspasthic interpretation, the Dinaric Platform is surrounded by areas (Budva and Cukali zones) with basinal trend during the Triassic. The Cukali zone in this interpretation is situated nearby the Korabi zone, who represents the easternmost sector of continental lithosphere towards the ocean. The ophiolites of the Mirdita zone are allochtonous and originate from the oceanic lithosphere of Vardar. The early opening of the Neo-Tethys Ocean along this sector of the Adria margin is dated to the late Anisian (Middle Triassic).


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