Volume 34 (2024)
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Vol. 34, Issue 1, Serial No. 131, Spring 2024
Volume 33 (2023)
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Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Middle Devonian-Early Carboniferous microscopic fish remains from Khoshyeilagh Formation, Mighan section, Eastern Alborz

Hamta Ranjbar; Abbas Ghaderi; Hossein Gholamalian; Vachik Hairapetian

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 1-18


  Middle Devonian to Lower Carboniferous siliciclastic-carbonate successions in Eastern Alborz are characterized by Khoshyeilagh Formation. It is underlain by the Devonian red siliciclastic sequences and is overlain by the Carboniferous Mobarak Formation, can be divided into three different members; lower ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Miocene Proboscidean footprints from the Upper Red Formation, Avaj area, Central Iran

Nasrollah Abbassi; Safoora Shakeri; Javad Rabbani

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 19-34


  Numerous Proboscidean footprints have been discovered in the outcrop (135 m) of lower rock unit of the Upper Red Formation (Middle-Late Miocene) in the north Avaj (Qazvin province), central Iran. These footprints are preserved as circular concave epi-relief in the upper bedding planes with smooth or ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Sedimentology
The behavior pattern of REEs in different sedimentary systems in the Dar-e-Allo copper mine: Application for environmental studies

Hoda Bavi; Reza Moussavi-Haramia; Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy-Gharaie; Hamed Zand-Moghadam; Asadollah Mahboubi; Mohammad Reza Tohidi

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 35-52


  The geochemical separation pattern and environmental behavior of rare earth elements (ΣREE) have been investigated in 5 different sedimentary systems related to the Dar-e-Allo copper mine. For this purpose, the total concentration and sequential patterns of ΣREE elements were determined using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
High-Cr chromium spinels in Golashkard ultramafic unit, Faryab complex, southeast of Sanandaj-Sirjan, Iran

Afsaneh Naseri-Esfandagheh; Mohammad Rahgoshay; Sasan Bagheri

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 53-66


  The Haji-Abad-Esfandagheh-Faryab ophiolitic belt is one of the most famous chromite-bearing occurrences in the south of Iran that has received considerable attention. Golashkard ultramafic unit includes dunite, highly serpentinized harzburgites, chromitite and wehrlite layers in the Faryab ophiolitic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Occurrence and chemistry of magnetite in the Iju porphyry Cu deposit, southern part of Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt

Mohsen Rezaei; Alireza Zarasvandi; Sima Basious

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 67-80


  Iju porphyry deposit is associated with the emplacement of Miocene tonalite-granodiorite intrusions (zircon U/Pb dating; 9.27±0.50) within Eocene volcanic and pyroclastic sequences including andesite, basaltic andesite, trachyandesite, andesitic breccias, tuffaceous breccias, and agglomerate. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration and Mining
Dissolution of Rare Earth Elements from Zanjan Morvarid Iron ore tailings by leaching and acid digestion method

Ahmad Adib; Peyman Afzal

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 81-98


  In this research, the leaching of REEs from the tailing of the apatite-iron ore processing unit of Morvarid mine (NW Iran), has been investigated using nitric, hydrochloric and sulfuric acids. This tailing contains rare earth elements (REEs) specifically Ce, La, Nd, Y and its accompanying minerals are ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Geological Environment and Engineering
Assessment of potentially toxic elements pollution intensity in indoor dust of Tehran Greater City

Neda Khajooee; Sourosh Modabberi; Behnoush Khosh manesh Zadeh; Fatemeh Razavian

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 99-112


  Population growth and increasing urbanization expose city dwellers to higher degrees of urban pollutants, especially when they spend long time in enclosed environments with inadequate ventilation. This study is the first research on inorganic pollutants in indoor dust particles of Tehran city, which ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Geological Environment and Engineering
Assessment of physical and mechanical properties of a number of sandstone formations in the Central Alborz sedimentary-structural zone

Amir Mahyar Azhdarpour; Mohammad Reza Nikudel; Mashalah Khamehchiyan

Volume 34, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 113-130


  The central Alborz structural-sedimentary area in the middle part of the Alborz Mountain Range has endured geological events from the Precambrian to the present era, and contains numerous geological structures and formations. Among these, sandstone formations also have a significant expansion. In this ...  Read More

Orogenic and epeirogenic events in Iran

Mohammad R. Ghassemi; Ali Aghanabti; Abdollah Saeidi

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, , Pages 87-106


  Correlation of the orogenic and epeirogenic events in Iran with the events that have been identified in different parts of the world and in different tectonic environments, has caused some confusion in the Iranian geological literature. After a brief review of the nature of known orogenic processes in ...  Read More

Lithostratigraphy, facies and evaluation of sedimentation conditions of Late Miocene Lignite Beds based on paleontology and sedimetology evidence, in the eastern area of Tabriz

Enayatallah Haghfarshi; Peyman Rezaee; Seyed Reza Moosavi Harami; Mohammad Faridi

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, , Pages 3-26


  Lignite Beds of Tabriz are among of the Neogene formations in the northwestern area of the Iran, which is spread in the eastern suburb of Tabriz. Its sedimentary facies includes facies groups of fine grains clastics, sandstones, limestones and facies of lignite, tuff and microfacies and petrofacies under ...  Read More

Economic Geology
Investigation of iron occurrence by geophysics, geochemistry, and tectonic setting of granitoids of the East of Kuh-e Dom, Central Iran

Shiva Farangi; Zahra Alaminia; Mohammad Vahedi; Hamzeh Sadeghisorkhani

Volume 33, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 1-24


  The studied area is located in N-Sonqor and in the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone. Field relationships and petrographic evidence show that volcanic rocks of the north of Bashirabad comprise of trachydacite to trachyandesite (and altered basaltic trachyandesite) and in the south of this area, it consists of andesite ...  Read More

Geological Environment and Engineering
Comparison of the efficiency of some machine learning models for mass movement susceptibility mapping (Case study: Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province)

Sayed Naeim Emami; Saleh Yousefi

Volume 33, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 183-204


  Mass movements are among the most dangerous natural hazards in mountainous regions. The present study employs machine learning (ML) models for mass movement susceptibility mapping (MMSM) in Iran based on a comprehensive dataset of 864 mass movements which include debris flow, landslide, and rockfall ...  Read More

Investigating the stress regime in the Gorgan-plain, using inversion of earthquake focal mechanism solutions

Fereshteh Jafari-Hajati; Maryam Agh-Atabai; Majid Nemati; Ali Biglari-Fadafan

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, , Pages 69-86


  In this research, to understand the present-day tectonic situation of Gorgan-plain in the east of the South Caspian basin, the tectonic stress regime of this area and its adjacent areas was estimated using the inversion of the data of the earthquake focal mechanisms. For this aim, in addition to analyzing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration and Mining
Using U-spatial statistics method to identify and classify intensity of geochemical anomalies in the Neysian area

Amir Salimi; Samaneh Barak; Mahyar Yousefi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 22 September 2024


  An accurate threshold value makes a precise geochemical separation into anomaly and background areas. The threshold assignment using structural methods are preferred to non-structural methods. In this research, the U-spatial statistics, a structural based method, was used to study soil type geochemical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
Tectonic setting of a granitoid pluton in southwest of Neyasar, the central part of Urmia-Dokhtar magmatic arc; petrography, U-Pb geochronology, geochemistry and interpretation of aeromagnetic data approaches

Shima Shomali; Mansour Ghorbani; Mohamad Reza Ghasemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 June 2024


  The Marphioon pluton in the central part of Urmia-Dokhtar magmatic arc is among the Neotethyan oceanic lithosphere subduction-related intrusions. The composition of this pluton changes from granodiorite to tonalite. Marphioon granitoid gives rise to contact aureole zone with different peripheral thicknesses. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
The condition of sulfidation state and hydrothermal fluid evolution on genesis of the quartz-sulfide ± gold veins in the Mouchesh deposit (southern Kurdistan): constraints on mineralization, fluid inclusions, and stable isotope of sulfur

Mehdi Moradi; Ebrahim Tale Fazel

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 29 January 2024


  Mouchesh gold deposit (0.7 Mt @ 1.3 g/t gold) is located in the Takab-Delijan gold belt. Mineralization with several 28 gold-bearing quartz-sulfide veins (N40E-trending, 1 to 10 m wide, and 5 to 200 m long) has been formed in the host of Lower Cretaceous andesite and andesitic lithic tuff units. Open ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Hydrothermal alteration and gold mineralization in Kharestan-Bidester, Taftan area, southeast Iran

Pooya Seyed Salehi Naeini; Saeid alirezaei

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 07 February 2024


  The Kharestan-Bidester area, northwest of the Taftan volcano, is covered by a series of Plio-Quaternary lava flows and pyroclastic materials. The area is marked by extensive silicic and argillic alterations. The silicic zones, distinguished by vuggy texture, are bordered by advanced-intermediate argillic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Biotite in granodiorites of Dalayon Area (South of Borujerd-Iran)

Seyevahid Shahrokhi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 10 March 2024


  The Dalayon granitoid is located in the south of Borujerd and, is part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone. The lithological composition includes granodiorite, granite, pegmatite-granite, tonalite, quartz diorite, tourmaline-bearing pegmatite, and quartz-tourmaline veins intruded into volcanic and metamorphic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Geological Environment and Engineering
the 28th July, 2022 Imamzadeh Davood flood ; Lessons for understanding the flood risk in the north of Tehran

razieh Lak; Ali Mohammadi; Javad Darvishikhatooni; Elnaz Aghaali

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 16 March 2024


  Heavy rain falls in dray seasons with extreme water flow is one of the important factors in very intense damage urban areas and agricultural lands of the of arid and semi-arid plateaus and highlands. In semi-arid area such as southern flank of Alborz Mountain, neglecting the effect of geomorphologic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Plant Macrofossils of the Kalariz Formation (Rhaetian) in the Javaherdeh region (North of Iran): Dating, Geographical Expansion and their Correlation with the other Rhaetic Florizone in Iran


Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 26 March 2024


  Kalariz formation beds in Javaherdeh area has well exposure for plant macrofossils study. The studied area is located at the northern Alborz structural-facies zone, The Kalariz formation in Javaherdeh section consists of shale, siltstone, sandstone and conglomerate beds with coal veins and intrusive ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Tectonics
Geometry and kinematic analyses of deformation flow using shape and lattice preferred orientation, Sanandaj-Sirjan Metamorphic Belt (North Dehbid)

Babak Samani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 03 April 2024


  The use of spatial orientation of structural elements provides a great help to understand the geometry of shear zones. Investigating the indices of non-axial deformable flow in two areas of shape preferred orientation (SPO) and lattice preferred orientation (LPO) of quartz in the deformed rocks of Koli ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petroleum geology
Geochemical evaluation of source rocks in the Garangan oilfield with the aim of discovering the reasons for the absence of hydrocarbon reserves in Asmari and Bangestan reservoirs

Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Khaled Maroufi; Reza Falahat; Ali Opera

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 21 April 2024


  Objective of this study is to conduct a geochemical assessment over source candidates in the Garangan oilfield using Rock-Eval pyrolysis and vitrinite reflectance to identify factors contributing to the lack of hydrocarbon reserves in the Middle Cretaceous – Early Oligocene petroleum system. Furthermore, ...  Read More