Volume 32 (2022)
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Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Geology, mineralization, alteration and fluid inclusion studies of the Janja porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Sistan Suture Zone, SE Iran

Nima Rahimi; Shojaeddin Niroomand; Mohammad Lotfi; Mojtaba Rahimi Shahid

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 13-30


  The Janja Cu-Mo porphyry deposit is located at 70 km south of the Nehbandan, Sistan suture zone, Eastern Iran. The porphyry mineralization in the Janja deposit is temporally and spatially associated with the diorite to quartz diorite and granodiorite granular to porphyry stocks that intruded in the Cretaceous ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
The Barzavand copper deposit, NW Naein, Esfahan Province: Constraints on mineralization and geochemistry of alteration system

Shahram Mobaser; Taher Farhadinejad; Abbas Asgari; Mohammad Ali Ali Abadi; Shirin Fatahi

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 31-48


  The Barzavand copper deposit with Oligocene age located in 30 Km northeast of Zefreh along a tension fault with W-E trend and developed within basaltic lava with stratabound form. Alterations mainly include: pyritization, propylitization, zeolitization, silicification, saussuritization and uralitization ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Mineralization, Fluid inclusion, and stable isotope studies (O, S) of the Godar Sorkh gold deposit, Muteh, Sanandaj-Sirjan

Monireh Sakhdari; Mehrdad Behzadi; Mohammad Yazdi; Nematollah Rashidnejad-Omran; Morteza Sadeghi Naeini

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 49-60


  The Godar Sorkh area is located in the central part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, 20 km southwest of the Muteh region. Gold mineralization at Godar Sorkh occurs in quartz-sulfide veins that hosted in metasedimentary rocks. Veins of mineralization typically formed along normal faults.  Rock sequences ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Mineralogy, geochemistry and tectono-magmatic setting of the granitoids in the Baghak Fe skarn deposit, Sangan mining district, NE Iran

Kiamars Hosseini; Majid Shahpasandzadeh; Roghayeh zabihi khargh

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 61-78


  The Sangan Mining District (SMD) in the north of the Cenozoic magmatic belt of eastern Iran is constituted of predominantly acidic to intermediate volcanic and pyroclastic rocks, intruded by the Eocene granitoids. In the Baghak Fe skarn deposit, these granitoids are composed of pre-mineralization ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration and Mining
Inverse modeling of Magnetic and IP/RS data for exploration of Northern Dalli Copper-Gold porphyry deposit

Keytash Moshtaghian; Seyed Mohammad Abtahi Forooshani; Hooshang Asadi Harooni; Mohammad Hajheidari; Ghazal Janghorban

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 79-92


  The Dalli porphyry Copper-Gold deposit consists of two northern and southern indexes located on the Urmia-Dokhtar Volcanic Belt in Markazi province.  Due to the presence of magnetite beneath the potassic alteration zone in the center of porphyry mineralization, a magnetometric survey was performed ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Geophysics
Fast Earthquake Relocation Using ANFIS Neuro-Fuzzy Network Trained Based on the Double Difference Method

Hamidreza Samadi; Roohollah Kimiaefar; Alireza Hajian

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 93-102


  One of the most important issues in seismology is to accurately determine the epicenter of earthquake, mainly because the accuracy of dependent studies such as seismic risk analysis, fault mechanism, depends on the accuracy of mentioned parameter. Double difference method is one of the conventional relative ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Tectonics
Faghan fault system, constrain on the late Cenozoic kinematics of the Northern Lut Block, Central Iran

Mohammad Reza Mazinani; Ali Yassaghi; Reza Nozaem

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 103-118


  The E-W trending Faghan fault system with >180 km in length located in the northern part of the Lut Block and south of the Dorouneh Fault in central Iran. The fault cut through basement rocks and all other younger units from Cambrian to Cenozoic. Kinematic and dynamic analyses of the Faghan fault ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
The application of GR D-INPEFA Curve in sequence stratigraphy analysis Manifa member and Fahliyan Formation, Northwest of Persian Gulf

Parinaz Rasolui Ghadi; Mehdi Sarfi; Seyed Mohsen Aleali; Zahra Maleki

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 119-132


  Identification of key sequence stratigraphic surfaces is a crucial task in geological characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The uppermost Jurassic–lower Cretaceous carbonate successions of the Manifa member and Fahliyan Formation are as an important oil reservoir of Northwestern Persian Gulf. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Mineralization of chromite and ilmenite in Kurdistan ophiolite: An approach to determine the geotectonic setting

Mohammad Ali Rajabzadeh; Mohammad Amini

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 133-144


  This is the first report on the presence of podiform chromititeLenses associated with the Marivan ophiolite. These ore deposits with granular massive fabric are hosted by dunite and harzburgite occurred in south Marivan city. Chemistry of chromian spinel in the chromite Lenses indicated that Cr#  for ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The role of basement and young magmatism in epithermal gold and polymetallic mineralization in Takab-Mahneshan area, NW Iran

Mojgan Salehi Yazdi; Mansour Ghorbani; Nima Nezafati; Mansour Vossoughi Abedini

Volume 32, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 145-158


  Takab-Mahneshan's metallogenic area is essential in gold mineralization, and it is a part of the northern Urmia-Dokhtar magmatic belt. The northern Urmia-Dokhtar has two distinctive features. It contains the Precambrian basement, and the young Mio-Pliocene magmatism rocks overlie its Precambrian basement. ...  Read More

Economic Geology
Determination of mineralization conditions based on fluid inclusions data in the Oshvand- Skarn deposit, W of Iran

Mehrdad Movahedi; Mohammad Yazdi; Mehrdad Behzadi

Volume 31, Issue 4 , December 2021, , Pages 111-122


  The Oshvad skarn type deposit was formed during the intrusion of a felsic mass into the Permian and Triassic carbonate rocks and ion exchange occurred between the intrusion mass and these units. In order to determine the properties of the mineralizing fluid in this skarn, several fluid inclusions in ...  Read More

Geochemistry and the diagenetic sequence of the Taleh Zang Formation in southwest of Kermanshah

Mohammad Shalalvand; Mohammad Adabi; Afshin Zohdi

Volume 32, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 27-42


  In this study, the Late Paleocene Taleh Zang Formation in the southwest of Kermanshah hasbeeninvestigatedfor elemental geochemistry and effective diagenetic processes during burial. The thickness of the studied section is 282 meters that mainly composed of shallow marine limestones with interbedded of ...  Read More

Economic Geology
The Exigency and How of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Classification

Reza ShakorShahabi; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Seyed Reza Azimi; Adel Mottahedi

Volume 31, Issue 3 , December 2021, , Pages 39-48


  Despite the undeniable contribution of small-scale and artisanal mines (ASMs) in the mining industry and small-scale enterprises (SMEs), no clear and comprehensive definition has been provided. Each country and governorate have defined this sector. However, ASMs are entirely different from large-scale ...  Read More

Paleostress Analysis in North Makran Ophiolite Mélange, Southeast of Iran

Azizollah Tajvar; mohammadmahdi Khatib; mohammadhosein Zarrinkoub

Volume 32, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 1-14


  The north Makran ophiolite mélange, is located on the northern part of Makran accretionary wedge, southeast of Iran. In this study, we investigate geometry and kinematic properties of structural elements, and analyze the deformation style of the north Makran ophiolite mélange. Based on ...  Read More

Economic Geology
Genesis of the MohammadAbad polymetallic deposit, Delijan: using Geochemistry, and C, O, S isotopes

Ali reza zarasvandi; Mohammad Ali Ali Abadi; Mohsen Rezaei; Houshang Pourkaseb

Volume 32, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 43-56


  The Mohammadabad deposit is located in vicinity of Delijan in central province and in terms of structural zones of Iran,in the Uremia dokhtar zone. Stratabound Fe-Ce mineralization in brecciated, vein, massive, layered and laminar forms, consists ore minerals such as hematite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
Geochemistry and petrology of Upper Triassic basic volcanic rocks in the Central Alborz region, south of Pole Sefid.

saeid samarbakhsh; mohamad hashem emami; Seyed mojtaba Mortazavi; mansor vosoghi abedini

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 02 March 2022


  The study area, situated 50 km north of Ghaemshahr, structurally belongs to the Central Alborz tectonic zone. The volcanic rocks of the area, including basalt, andesite, trachyandesite, and dolerite are the products of fractional crystallization and some contamination processes. Clinopyroxene, olivine, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
An approach to the origin of Nineh Lead-Zinc deposit, North Mahallat, Markazi Province using mineralogical, fluid inclusion and stable isotope (C-O-S) studies

Shayan Akrami; Mohammad Ali Aliabadi; Mohammadreza Hezaree; Abbas Asgari; Tayebeh Ramezani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 June 2022


  The Nineh deposit is a Pb-Zn deposit located in the Malayer-Esfahan metallogenic belt (MEMB) as stratabound and epigenetic mineralization hosted by middle-Jurassic limestone. The replacement and vein mineralization of galena, sphalerite with a minor amount of pyrite occurred in the foreland basin within ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Tectonics
Orogenic and epeirogenic events in Iran

Mohammad Reza Ghassemi; Seyed Ali Aghanabati; Abdollah Saidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 July 2022


  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

Review Article Petroleum geology
Investigating the hydrocarbon potential of the Kazhdumi Formation in Tang-E Magher and Perchestan sections and comparing it with some oil fields in the Zagros Basin.

Hanie Ghayeni; Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 26 July 2022


  Investigating the hydrocarbon generation potential of the Kazhdumi Formation, which is one of the most important source rocks of the Zagros sedimentary basin, is very important and necessary, Because the tectonic movement of the main faults of Zagros, both during the deposition of Kazhdumi and after, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Petrology, geochemistry and chemical nature of Goft and Mohammadabad manganese ore host rocks, in the Late Cretaceous volcanic-sedimentary sequence southwest of Sabzevar

Shaghayegh Sadat Hashempour; Sajjad Maghfouri; Ebrahim Rastad

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 July 2022


  The Goft and Mohammadabad manganese deposits are located in the southwestern part of Sabzevar, whitin the Late Cretaceous volcano-sedimentary sequences. This sequence is located inside a 100 km long folded structure with northeast-southwest trend. Mohammadabad manganese deposit located in the southeastern ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Fusulinids biostratigraphy of Zaladou Formation (Gzhelian-Asselian) from Central Iran(Ozbak Kuh), Shishtu section

Ali Jalali; Hamed Yarahmadzahi; Mehran Arian; Abdollah Saidi; Seyed Mohsen Aleali

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 August 2022


  the Shishtou section is located in the north of Tabas . Ghezelin and Asselian sequences of Zaladou Formation with 60 m thickness are divided into five units, includes sandstone, limestone, shale, sandy limestone and limestone. The lower boundary of the Gzhelian deposits with disconformity on top of the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Amphibole crystallization and its role in the origin of the adakitic rocks from the Malayer-Boroujerd igneous complex

Amir Esna-Ashari; Massimo Tiepolo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2022


  The Malayer-Boroujerd plutonic complex (MBPC) is part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan continental arc of Iran resulted from subduction of Neotethys oceanic crust below Central Iran microcontinent. A number of adakitic samples have recently been reported in the MBPC. This study shows that among the various petrogenetic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
Petrogenesis of granitoids from Dalfard area (Northwest of Jiroft): Evidence of Volcanic arc tectonic setting in Urumieh – Dokhtar magmatic belt

zeinab rahmanian; gholamreza ghadami; hamid Ahmadipour; Mohammad Poosti

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 18 September 2022


  Dalfard granitoids are located in the south-east of Kerman province and in the margins mainly include quartz diorite. Quartz diorites contain main minerals plagioclase, amphibole and biotite and this work reveals that the rocks in this area are I type granitoides and they belong to calc-alkaline magmatic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Sedimentology
Sedimentary facies deposited on the continental shelf in the South part of Caspian sea-Iran


Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 September 2022


  To prepare sedimentological data, 98 surface sampling stations have been designed from the seabed in the continental shelf in the southern part of the Caspian Sea and along the coast of Iran. Indicators such as the type and amount of sediment load transported to the sedimentation environment, the energy ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Tectonics
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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 27 September 2022


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

Enayat Allah Haghfarshi; Payman Rezaee; Seyed Reza Moosavi Harami; Mohamad Faridi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 02 October 2022


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