GEOPARK INVENTORY STUDY OF LEVENT VALLEY, AKCADAG-MALATYA


Gungor Y. , Iskenderoglu L., Azaz D. , Gungor B.

12h International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference (SGEM), Albena, Bulgaria, 17 - 23 June 2012, pp.125-135 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-135

Abstract

The purposes of "Levent Valley Geopark Inventory Study" investigate each of many caves "which known to be over hundred" and study and record geological structures which could develop to become geosite both within the valley and the surrounding area. In Levent Valley -which is located at Levent, Akcadag village of Malatya-Lithostratigraphic units are surfaced dating back to Upper Cretaceous-Pliocene. The karstic caves found on the joints which is result of cross cutting of the faults of the main faults cutting through the valley, are mostly shaped by people who lived in the valley.