Category: Vol. 73, No 3

Geodynamic evolution of the o rogen: the West Carpathian and Ouachitas case study

Czasopismo : Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae
Tytuł artykułu : Geodynamic evolution of the o rogen: the West Carpathian and Ouachitas case study

Autorzy :
Golonka, J.
Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Oleandry Str. 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland,
Abstrakty : Twelve time interval maps have been presented which depict the plate tectonic configuration, paleogeography and lithofacies for the circum-arpathian area from the Late Carboniferous through Neogene and for the circum-Ouachita region from Late Cambrian through Early Permian. The following geodynamic evolutionary stages can be distinguished in these two orogens: Stage I – rifting of terranes off the major continent, forming oceanic basins (Triassic-Early Cretaceous in the Carpathian region, Cambrian-Devonian in the Ouachita region); Stage II – formation of subduction zones along the active margin, partial closing of oceanic basin, development of deep-water flysch basin associate with this rifting on the platform (passive margin) with the attenuated continental crust (Late Cretaceous-Paleocene in the Carpathian region, Early Carboniferous in the Ouachitas); Stage III – collision, perhaps terrane-continent, with the accompanying conver- gence of two large continents, development of accretionary prisms, Eocene-Early Miocene time in the Carpathian region, Late Carboniferous in the Ouachitas; and Stage IV – postcollisional, (Miocene-Present-future? in the Carpathians, Permian-Triassic in the Ouachitas). Both, Carpathians and Ouachitas are accretionary prisms formed in response to terrane-continent and continent-continent collision. The paleogeographic approach we have taken shows how these mountain belts were constructed through the orogenic cycle, which reflects complex plate tectonic processes. Carpathians and Ouachitas record complete and homologous Wilson cycle.

Słowa kluczowe : Plate tectonics, paleogeography, orogen, accretionary prism, Wilson cycle, Ouachita, Carpathians,
Wydawnictwo : Polskie Towarzystwo Geologiczne
Rocznik : 2003
Numer : Vol. 73, No 3
Strony : 145 – 167
Bibliografia :
DOI :
Cytuj : Golonka, J. , Geodynamic evolution of the o rogen: the West Carpathian and Ouachitas case study. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae Vol. 73, No 3/2003

Middle Triassic evolution of the Tatricum sedimentary basin: an attempt of sequence stratigraphy to the Wierchowa Unit in the Polish Tatra Mountains

Czasopismo : Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae
Tytuł artykułu : Middle Triassic evolution of the Tatricum sedimentary basin: an attempt of sequence stratigraphy to the Wierchowa Unit in the Polish Tatra Mountains

Autorzy :
Golonka, J.
Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Oleandry Str. 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland,
Abstrakty : The paper focuses on paleoenvironmental reconstruction and sequence stratigraphy of the Tatricum Basin for the late Scythian-Ladinian interval. The reconstruction is based on observations carried out in the Kominiarski Wierch section, situated in the Polish part of the Tatra Mts. Sedimentological and geochemical studies indicate that during middle Triassic time the Tatricum Basin was situated upon an isolated and restricted carbonate platform dominated by shallow water carbonate and evaporitic sedimentation. The basin was a tectonically stable area controlled by eustatic fluctuations. Incipient tectonic movements first occurred in late Ladinian time only. The studied sedimentary succession is composed of several stacked, shallowing-upward cycles that are interpreted as 3rd order depositional sequences. The constructed sedimentary sequence framework corresponds well with the sequence stratigraphic scheme of the Northern Alpine Triassic and enables a better chronostrati- graphic resolution of the Triassic in the Tatra Mts.

Słowa kluczowe : basin analysis, paleoenvironments, sequence stratigraphy, late Scythian-Ladinian, Tatra Mountains,
Wydawnictwo : Polskie Towarzystwo Geologiczne
Rocznik : 2003
Numer : Vol. 73, No 3
Strony : 169 – 182
Bibliografia :
DOI :
Cytuj : Golonka, J. , Middle Triassic evolution of the Tatricum sedimentary basin: an attempt of sequence stratigraphy to the Wierchowa Unit in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae Vol. 73, No 3/2003
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Glaucony from the condensed Lower-Middle Jurassic deposits of the Križna Unit, Western Tatra Mountains, Poland

Czasopismo : Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae
Tytuł artykułu : Glaucony from the condensed Lower-Middle Jurassic deposits of the Križna Unit, Western Tatra Mountains, Poland

Autorzy :
Golonka, J.
Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Oleandry Str. 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland,
Jach, R.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland, star@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Abstrakty : Lower-Middle Jurassic glaucony-bearing deposits crop out in the Polish part of the Križna Unit in the Western Tatra Mts. These deposits, up to 20 cm thick, consist of glaucony-rich marls and limestones. The glaucony grains constitute up to 30% volume of the deposits. They represent an evolved stage of glauconitization since they contain more than 7% K2O. The content of Al2O3 is high (up to 19.97%, average 16.98%) while the content of Fe2O3 is low (not more than 23.48%, average 12.84%). These features are interpreted as a product of diagenetic processes. The glaucony-bearing deposits were formed at an upper bathyal depth and their rate of deposition was very low, what allowed long-lasting evolution of the glaucony grains. The K-Ar age of the glaucony grains is much younger than the biostratigraphic age of the studied section. The lowering of the K-Ar dates is interpreted as a result of loss of radiogenic Ar from the lattice of the glaucony.

Słowa kluczowe : High-Al autochthonous glaucony, K-Ar dating, Carpathians, Tethys,
Wydawnictwo : Polskie Towarzystwo Geologiczne
Rocznik : 2003
Numer : Vol. 73, No 3
Strony : 183 – 192
Bibliografia :
DOI :
Cytuj : Golonka, J. ,Jach, R. , Glaucony from the condensed Lower-Middle Jurassic deposits of the Križna Unit, Western Tatra Mountains, Poland. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae Vol. 73, No 3/2003
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Scleractinian corals of suborders Pachythecaliina and Rhipidogyrina: discussion on similar ities and description of species from Štramberk-type limestones, Polish Outer Carpathians

Czasopismo : Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae
Tytuł artykułu : Scleractinian corals of suborders Pachythecaliina and Rhipidogyrina: discussion on similar ities and description of species from Štramberk-type limestones, Polish Outer Carpathians

Autorzy :
Golonka, J.
Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Oleandry Str. 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland,
Jach, R.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland, star@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Kołodziej, B.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland, bogdan@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Abstrakty : Similarities between scleractinian corals from extinct suborders Pachythecaliina Eliášová 1976 and Rhipidogyrina Roniewicz 1976 are discussed. Corals of the former suborder are considered by some authors as possible descendants of Palaeozoic Rugosa because of their unusual skeletal characters. Some rhipidogyrinans, especially the family Aulastraeoporidae, despite their different septal microstructure, share more common features with pachythecaliinans than with other scleractinians. The following skeletal features are discussed to show similarities between these two suborders: (1) wall microstructure and its relations to septa, (2) corallite bilateral symmetry, (3) marginarium, (4) lonsdaleoid and apophysal septa, and (5) internal septal margin. These similarities can be explained by convergence, although phylogenetic relationships of both suborders can not be excluded. This hypothesis needs to be verified by more studies, especially on early blastogeny of rhipidogyrinans and wall microstructure of pachythecaliinans. The systematic part gives descriptions of the discussed coral suborders occuring in the Štramberk-type limestones, the Polish Outer Carpathians (Tithonian-?Berriasian, ?Valanginian). Similarly as in the Štramberk Limestone (Moravia), pachythecaliinans are highly diversified (17 species, 12 genera, including Pachythecophyllia eliasovae n.gen., n.sp.). Rhipidogyrinans are represented by 4 species of 4 genera, including ?Ogilvinella morycowae n.sp.

Słowa kluczowe : Corals, Pachythecaliina, Rhipidogyrina, taxonomy, phylogeny, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Outer Carpathians,
Wydawnictwo : Polskie Towarzystwo Geologiczne
Rocznik : 2003
Numer : Vol. 73, No 3
Strony : 193 – 217
Bibliografia :
DOI :
Cytuj : Golonka, J. ,Jach, R. ,Kołodziej, B. , Scleractinian corals of suborders Pachythecaliina and Rhipidogyrina: discussion on similar ities and description of species from Štramberk-type limestones, Polish Outer Carpathians. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae Vol. 73, No 3/2003
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Structural interpretation of semi-detailed magnetotelluric survey in Kamienica Dolna-Gogołów area in the Polish Outer Carpathians

Czasopismo : Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae
Tytuł artykułu : Structural interpretation of semi-detailed magnetotelluric survey in Kamienica Dolna-Gogołów area in the Polish Outer Carpathians

Autorzy :
Golonka, J.
Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Oleandry Str. 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland,
Jach, R.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland, star@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Kołodziej, B.
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry 2a, 30-063 Kraków, Poland, bogdan@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Stefaniuk, M.
Department of General and Mathematical Geology, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, slaczka@ing.uj.edu.pl,
Abstrakty : Semi-detailed magnetotelluric sur vey was carried out in the area between Kamienica Dolna, Gogołów and Łopuchowa in the Polish Outer Carpathians. Magnetotelluric soundings were made along three lines located in a zone of the tectonic loop in the Carpathians' basement, which is reflected by the distribution of flysch outcrops. The sounding sites along profiles were ca 1.5 km apart. Magnetotelluric data were measured with the use of MT-1 system. To eliminate the effects of electromagnetic noise, the magnetic field remote reference was applied. Measurement data were processed using standard procedures of remote reference processing. Quantitative data interpretation was made with the use of 1D LSQ inversion. Initial geoelectric models were constructed basing on geological cross-sections obtained from surface and borehole data. 2D resistivity cross-sections, obtained from MT data interpretation, allowed the general structure of the flysch cover and its basement to be identified. Two major high-resistivity horizons were related to the top of Meso-Palaeozoic and Precambrian basement. A low- resistivity layer, related to the Lower Palaeozoic sediments, was interpreted.

Słowa kluczowe : Outer Carpathians, magnetotelluric sounding, structural interpretation,
Wydawnictwo : Polskie Towarzystwo Geologiczne
Rocznik : 2003
Numer : Vol. 73, No 3
Strony : 219 – 231
Bibliografia :
DOI :
Cytuj : Golonka, J. ,Jach, R. ,Kołodziej, B. ,Stefaniuk, M. , Structural interpretation of semi-detailed magnetotelluric survey in Kamienica Dolna-Gogołów area in the Polish Outer Carpathians. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae Vol. 73, No 3/2003
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