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Geology and tectonic setting of the volcaniclastic succession of the Eocene, Aliabad area, central Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geology, Yerevan University, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
  • 3Ideaas Group Inc., Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • 4Department of Geology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 25-31, March,2 (2017)


The volcaniclastic rocks of the Eocene are exposed throughout the Aliabad area near the Hoz-e-Soltan lake. The study area is located in central Iran and is a part of Urumieh–Dokhtar volcanic belt. These volcanic rocks generally comprise basic volcanic rocks, volcanic conglomerate and breccias, sandstone, mudstone, and ash beds, deposited by various processes of sediment gravity flows. The article details discussion on the field and laboratory studies in Aliabad, central Iran. The area consists of the Eocene volcanic, volcanosediment, and sedimentary units formed in the marine environments. In thisstudy, we explore the concepts of petrography and sedimentology on the volcaniclastic deposits. The study utilizes modal analysis of sandstones from Aliabad for inferring the sediment provenance in detail.


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