Structural style and evolution of the Gulf of Lion Oligo-Miocene Rifting - Role of the Pyrenean orogeny
M. Serrane and IBS-Gulfof Lion Working Group
Event name: 56th EAEG Meeting
Session: Special Session on Integrated Basin Studies
Publication date: 08 June 1994
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The Gulf of Lion area corresponds to the NW rifted margin of the NW-Mediterranean basin. Oceanic accretion occurred during the Burdigalian, following an Oligocene-Aquitanian rifting episode. The Gulf of Lion margin overprints the eastern part of the Late Cretaceous- Eocene Pyrenean orogen located between the present day Pyrenees and Provence. It is also superimposed onto the Mesozoic extensional basin related to the Liassic rifting of the Neo- Thethys. The Oligocene rifting is strongly contraled by the structures inherited from these two previous events.