Geological Heritage of the Balkan Peninsula: Geological setting (an overview)

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pp. 3-10
Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract: 

The Balkan Peninsula represents a region of particulary complex geological composition and structure that is situated within the boundary between the Eurasian and African plates where the Tethyan Ocean has been consumed in Alpine times. The geological sytucture represents the setting of many geosites of national, regional or world-wide importance.

Ив. Загорчев. Геологическое наследство Балканского полуострова: геологическая рамка (обзор). Балканский полуостров характеризируется чрезвычайно сложными геологическим составом и строение, что обусловлено его положением на стыке между Евразийской и Африканской плытами где в альпийском времени был консуммирован Тетиский океан. Сложная геологичекая структура составляет рамку многих элементов геологического наследства национального, регионалного и мирового значения.

Keywords: 

geological heritage, Balkan Peninsula, geological setting

VOLUME 26 (2)/June 1996 Geological Heritage in South-East Europe

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Instituti i Studimeve dhe Projectimeve te Gjeologjise, Blloku "Vasil Shanto", Tirana, Albania

Institute of Palaeontology and Quaternary Geology, Croatian Academy of Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Institute for Protection of Natural Rarities, Skopie
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Institute for Protection of Natural Rarities, Skopie

Geological Institute of Romania, Caransebeş Str., 1, 78344 Bucharest, Romania

Institute of Regional Geology and Plaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, Belgrade
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Institute of Regional Geology and Plaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenicka Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, Belgrade

Institute of Regional Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenička Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, 11001 Belgrade
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Institute of Regional Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Kamenička Str. 6, P.O.Box 227, 11001 Belgrade

Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Institute of the Slovenian Republic for Conservation of the Natural and Cultural Heritage, Plečnikov trg 2, 61000 Ljubljana

Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva, 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Geology and Palaeontology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva, 2, 61000 Ljubljana
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Institute of the Slovenian Republic for Conservation of the Natural and Cultural Heritage, Plečnikov trg 2, 61000 Ljubljana