What is the Paratethys? For background info click on the image.
Paleogeography of the Paratethys region during the Middle Miocene (~13 Ma). Red box: W. & Central Paratethys
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Nearby Ugljevik (Bosnia & Herzegovina) we sampled a 143
sequence of marine deposits from the Badenian (early Middle Miocene).
is a unique section, because it contains a complete, continuous Badenian
succession including the Badenian marine
transgression at its base and
the Badenian/Sarmatian boundary at the top.
With a combination of
and biostratigraphy (Dr. Oleg Mandic) we determined the age of the
(~14.2 Ma) and presented a straightforward relationship with paleogeographic changes in the
Paratethys region ánd with bio-events in the Mediterranean.
Bogutovo Selo open pit mine: stratigraphy
Sarajevo-Zenica Basin (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Although the Sarajevo-Zenica
Basin is the largest lacustrine basin of the Dinaride Lake System, no proper age
constraints are available for its >2000 m thick sedimentary infill. The basin evolution is partly controlled by the same
tectonic and climatic mechanisms that control the Central Paratethys
region. We are carrying out an intensive, integrated magnetostratigraphic,
sedimentologic and structural field study in order to create a chronostratigraphy
and understand the interplay in between sedimentation with tectonics.
results suggest an asymmetric extensional basin system in which sedimentation patterns are
linked with normal fault activity. The Lower-Middle Miocene age of the
infill is probably similar to the other Dinaride Lakes in Bosnia and
Drilling and logging in the Sarajevo-Zenica Basin
| Other campaigns
Apart from the field projects above, my trips already brought me to cement and underground mines in Serbia, drill core
storages in S-Germany and Hungary and (extremely muddy) river sections in Romania.
Molasse Basin (S-Germany)
Magnetostratigraphy on Early Miocene core profiles in the North Alpine Foreland Basin
Morava corridor (Serbia)
Dating of lower and Middle Miocene deposits in the Serbian Lake System
Transylvanian Basin and S-Carpatian Foredeep (Romania)
Age and mode of the Badenian transgression
Pannonian Basin (Central Europe)
Dating and literature study to correlate Karpatian and Badenian strata
Great Hungarian Plain (Hungary)
Newest project. Drill cores of Lake Pannon.
of Karin Sant
- Andrić, N., Sant, K., Matenco, L., Mandic, O., Tomljenović, B., Pavelić,
D., Hrvatović, H., Demir, V., and Ooms, J. (2017). The link between
tectonics and sedimentation in asymmetric extensional basins: Inferences
from the study of the Sarajevo-Zenica Basin,
Marine and Petroleum Geology, 83, 305-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.02.024.
- Sant, K., Mandic,
O., Rundić, L., Kuiper, K.F. and Krijgsman, W. (2017). Age and
evolution of the Serbian Lake System: integrated results from Middle
Miocene Lake Popovac, Newsletters on Stratigraphy, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/nos/2016/0360
- Sant, K., Kirscher, U., Reichenbacher, B., Pippèrr, M., Jung, D., Doppler, G.
and Krijgsman, W. (2017). Late Burdigalian sea retreat from the North
Alpine Foreland Basin: new magnetostratigraphic age constraints, Global and Planetary Change, 152, 38-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.02.002.
- Sant, K., V. Palcu, D.,
Mandic, O., Krijgsman, W. (2017). Changing seas in the Early-Middle
Miocene of Central Europe: A Mediterranean approach to Paratethyan
stratigraphy, Terra Nova, in press
- Mandic, O., Pavelić, D., Kovačić, M., Sant, K., Andrić, N.,
Hrvatović, H. (eds.) 2016. Field Trip Guide-book. Lake - Basin -
Evolution, RCMNS Interim Colloquium 2016 & Croatian Geological
Society Lim-nogeology Workshop, 19-24 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia.
Hrvatsko geološko društvo / Croatian Geological Society, 80 pp. ISBN
- Sant, K., de Leeuw, A., Chang, L., Czapowski, G., Gąsiewicz,
A. and Krijgsman, W. (2015). Paleomagnetic analyses on
Badenian–Sarmatian drill cores from the North Carpathian foredeep
(Middle Miocene, Poland), Biuletyn Panstwowego Instytutu Geologiznego 461, 179–192.