Gigapan Image made of hundreds of photos: Kaletepe Anticline SE Turkey
Seismic Expression of Fault Related Folding in Southeastern Turkey Beauchamp, W.; McDonald, D. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AGUFM.T53G..06B American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009, abstract #T53G-06 Weldon Beauchamp, and David McDonald,TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. 5910 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1755, Dallas, TX 75206 email@example.com, 214-395-7125 The Zagros fold belt extends northwest from Iran and Iraq into southeastern Turkey. Large scale fault related folds control the topography of this region and the path of the Tigris river. Large surface anticlines in the Zagros Mountains provide traps for giant oil and gas fields in Iran and Iraq. Similar scale folds extend into southeast Turkey. These southward verging fault related folds are believed to detach in the Paleozoic. Borehole data, surface geological maps, satellite data and digital topographic models were used to create models to constrain structure at depth. Structural modeling of these folds was used to design, acquire and process seismic reflection data in the region. The seismic reflection data confirmed the presence of asymmetrical, south verging complex fault related folding. Faults related to these folds detach in the Lower Ordovician to Cambrian age shales. These folds are believed to form doubly plunging structures that fold Tertiary through Paleozoic age rocks forming multiple levels of possible hydrocarbon entrapment.
This valley near Darende, Turkey will soon no longer exist as a dam is planned in the future that will flood this valley with 75 meters of water, putting all of the houses and apricot trees under water.