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Morphometric Characteristics, Shapes and Provenance of Holocene Pebbles from the Sava River Gravels (Zagreb, Croatia)

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Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Geosciences 2020, 10(3), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10030092
Received: 30 January 2020 / Revised: 19 February 2020 / Accepted: 26 February 2020 / Published: 29 February 2020
Morphometric analysis of Holocene pebbles from Sava River gravel in NW Croatia revealed shape distributions as observed along a 30 km long watercourse. Limestones, dolomites, and sandstones were identified as the major (>4%) and effusive magmatics in this alluvial aquifer system in Zagreb, with cherts and tuffs as minor pebble lithologies (up to 4%). Their distributions mainly indicate distant Alpine provenance for carbonate pebbles (limestone and dolomite) and local input for sandstones and minor lithotypes, laterally from the Samoborska Gora and Medvednica mountain. Carbonates are predominantly disc- and sphere-shaped, implying distant sources. Scattered distributions of pebble shapes (sphere, disc, blade, and rod) for sandstones and minor lithotypes possibly indicate multiple sources, some of them probably local. The tentatively interpreted “original sedimentary environments” for the main pebble lithotypes (calculated from their flatness ratios) possibly indicate that they are predominantly lake beach pebbles, followed by moraine and riverbed pebbles. However, these results should be strongly questioned. View Full-Text
Keywords: quaternary; Holocene; alluvial sediments; Sava River; gravels; morphometry; Zagreb; Croatia quaternary; Holocene; alluvial sediments; Sava River; gravels; morphometry; Zagreb; Croatia
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Barudžija, U.; Velić, J.; Malvić, T.; Trenc, N.; Matovinović Božinović, N. Morphometric Characteristics, Shapes and Provenance of Holocene Pebbles from the Sava River Gravels (Zagreb, Croatia). Geosciences 2020, 10, 92. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10030092

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Barudžija U, Velić J, Malvić T, Trenc N, Matovinović Božinović N. Morphometric Characteristics, Shapes and Provenance of Holocene Pebbles from the Sava River Gravels (Zagreb, Croatia). Geosciences. 2020; 10(3):92. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10030092

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Barudžija, Uroš; Velić, Josipa; Malvić, Tomislav; Trenc, Neven; Matovinović Božinović, Nikolina. 2020. "Morphometric Characteristics, Shapes and Provenance of Holocene Pebbles from the Sava River Gravels (Zagreb, Croatia)" Geosciences 10, no. 3: 92. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10030092

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