On the age of the Dej Tuff, Transylvanian Basin (Romania)

Alexandru Szakács, Z. Pécskay, Lóránd Silye, K. Balogh, Daniela Vlad, Alexandrina Fülöp

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Abstract

The Dej Tuff is an important stratigraphic marker in the Transylvanian Basin. However, its Early Badenian age is known only on biostratigraphical grounds so far. A number of radiometric dating techniques including K-Ar, Ar-Ar and fission-track have been used in order to constrain more precisely its age, allowing the calibration of the Transylvanian Basin's evolutionary models. Although individual dating methods could not provide a unique, reliable and accurate radiometric age, comparison and evaluation of multiple methods gives 14.8-15.1 Ma as the most likely formation age of the Dej Tuff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalGeologica Carpathica
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Badenian
  • explosive volcanism
  • radiometric dating
  • rhyolite tuff
  • tephrochronology
  • Transylvanian Basin

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  • Geology

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On the age of the Dej Tuff, Transylvanian Basin (Romania). / Szakács, Alexandru; Pécskay, Z.; Silye, Lóránd; Balogh, K.; Vlad, Daniela; Fülöp, Alexandrina.

In: Geologica Carpathica, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.04.2012, p. 139-148.

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Szakács, Alexandru ; Pécskay, Z. ; Silye, Lóránd ; Balogh, K. ; Vlad, Daniela ; Fülöp, Alexandrina. / On the age of the Dej Tuff, Transylvanian Basin (Romania). In: Geologica Carpathica. 2012 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 139-148.
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