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A JOURNEY THROUGH ANCIENT
OCEAN IN THE BALKANS
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Recon Tethys project studies magmatic, sedimentary and basement formations within the Sava – Vardar zone, to constrain the timing, origin, geodynamic environment and life span of the alleged Cretaceous Sava Ocean.

The project tries to answer the question whether the Sava Zone represents a relic of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean that closed during the Late Cretaceous or delimits a diffuse tectonic boundary between earlier collided Gondwana – related block(s) and Europe along with a system of pull-apart basins in transtensional tectonic environment.
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The origin of the Sava-Vardar Zone
Constrain the origin, geodynamic environment and the lifespan of the alleged Cretaceous Sava Ocean
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Where is the suture zone?
Define the border between Gondwana- and Eurasia-derived blocks, that is thought to be the position of the oceanic suture zone
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Study Upper Cretaceous basalts
Test whether the Upper Cretaceous basaltic occurrences in the Balkans represent parts of dismembered ophiolitic formations
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Genetic model of the Cretaceous volcanism
Develop a genetic model for the origin of the Cretaceous volcanism occurring within the Sava – Vardar zone
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Timing of the tectonic events
Study tectonic structures and timing of their activity and reconstruct tectonic environments under which rocks are deformed within the research area
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Develop numerical models
Develop numerical models to test whether our conclusions that emerged based on field data can work for the wider area
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Published: 2024-05-15
Održan prošireni Zbor SGD pod nazivom: NOVI PODACI ZA BOLJE RAZUMEVANJE KONVERGENCIJE IZMEĐU JADRANSKE I EVROPSKE PLOČE NA CENTRALNOM BALKANU
Prošireni Zbor SGD pod nazivom: NOVI PODACI ZA BOLJE RAZUMEVANJE KONVERGENCIJE IZMEĐU JADRANSKE I EVROPSKE PLOČE NA CENTRALNOM BALKANU održan je 14.05.2024. Bila je to prilika da se geološka naučna zajednica upozna sa najnovijim rezultatima istraži =>
Published: 2024-04-24
Prošireni zbor SGD - NOVI PODACI ZA BOLJE RAZUMEVANJE KONVERGENCIJE IZMEDJU JADRANSKE I EVROPSKE PLOČE NA CENTRALNOM BALKANU
Drage kolege, U februaru 2018. godine u organizaciji SGD-a, sekcije za mineralogiju, petrologiju, geohemiju i sedimentologiju, održan je mini-simpozijum posvećen različitim interpretacijama mezozojskog razvoja tetiskog okeana na Balkanskom poluost =>
Published: 2024-04-22
RECON TETHYS at the University of Zagreb
In mid-March, Dejan Prelević was a guest at the University of Zagreb, where he presented the latest results ofthe project. =>
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Published: 2024-06-09
Timing and facies analysis of the Middle Miocene Badenian flood deposits in southern Central Paratethys—insights from KC‑4 borehole, western Serbia
Authors: Ljupko Rundić, Violeta Gajić, Stjepan Ćorić, Jelena Stefanović, Natalija Batoćanin, Marija Radisavljević, Dejan Prelević
We provide new insights into the Badenian transgression (Langhian to early Serravallian) in western Serbia, focusing on the marginal part of the Central Paratethys. Nano- and microfossils (calcareous nannofossils, foraminifers, and ostracods) are u . . .
Published: 2024-04-23
UPPER CRETACEOUS SCAGLIA TYPE LIMESTONE FROM KLEPA Mts. (NORTH MACEDONIA) – SEDIMENTOLOGY AND BIOSTRATIGRAPHY
Authors: Violeta Gajić, Milena Dunčić, Ana Mladenović, and Dejan Prelević
The research area is located in the central part of North Macedonia, in the area of the Klepa Mts. Based on sedimentological, micropaleontological and biostratigraphical investigations of samples from both the east and west side of the Klepa Mts., . . .
Published: 2024-04-23
Trans-Lithospheric Diapirism as a Possible Mechanism for Ophiolite Emplacement?
Authors: Nikola Stanković, Taras Gerya, Vladica Cvetković, and Vesna Cvetkov
Oceanic obduction and ophiolite emplacement are processes which result in positioning of more dense oceanic lithosphere on top of less dense continental crust. It is known that obduction is related to the closure of oceanic realms, however exact me . . .
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Prof. Dr. Dejan Prelević
Principal investigator
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Dr. Ana Mladenović
WP – Tectonics and
Structural Geology
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Prof. Dr. Vladica Cvetković
WP – Geodynamics
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Prof. Dr. Violeta Gajić
WP – Sedimentology