Volume 33 (2023)
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Vol. 33,, Issue.1, Serial No. 127, Spring 2023
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Original Research Paper Sedimentology
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

Original Research Paper Petroleum geology
Hydrocarbon generation potential of the Kazhdumi Formation in Tang-E Maghar and Perchestan sections compared to the other oil fields in the Zagros Basin

Haniyeh Ghayeni; Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy-Gharaie

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 27-42


  Investigating the hydrocarbon generation potential of the Kazhdumi Formation, as the most important oil source rock in the Zagros sedimentary basin, is of great importance. The expansion of the Kazhdumi Formation in the Zagros Basin has been associated with differences in sedimentation depth of the basin ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Geological Environment and Engineering
Experimental studies to investigate the effects of joints on peak particle velocity in limestone blocks

Abbas Zolfaghari; Mashallah Khamehchiyan‬; Mohammad Reza Nikoodel; Abdollah Sohrabi-Bidar

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 43-54


  The combined effect of the number of joints, opening, type and thickness of filling on the amount of vibration caused by the propagation of waves in four identical dry limestone blocks with dimensions of 10*10*50 cm was studied. The maximum vibration of particles in intact and jointed rock blocks in ...  Read More

Review Article Geophysics
Determination of appropriate location for VLBI station establishing in the Middle East to reduce error of EOPs in CONT17 campaign

Asghar Rastbood; Mohsen Sahebi-Ilekhchi

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 55-68


  Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) is one of the essential approaches in geodesy. Significant capabilities of this technique are creation of International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF), determination of Earth orientation parameters (EOPs), coordinates of station with high accuracy and light ...  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

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

Review Article Tectonics
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

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

Amir Esna-Ashari; Massimo Tiepolo

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 107-122


  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; Gholam Reza Ghadami; Hamid Ahmadipour; Mohammad Poosti

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 123-142


  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 ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Petrology
Sr-Nd-Pb isotope and geochemistry of Anomaly 21 plutonic rock, Bafq metallogenic district (Central Iran): the evidence of Late Neoproterozoic magmatism

Niloofar Nayebi; Dariush Esmaeily; Soroush Modabberi; Ryuichi Shinjo

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 143-160


  Anomaly 21A, as a part of Bafq iron-apatite ore metallogenic district, is located in Central Iran, and encompasses wide spectrume of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The igneous rocks that show narrow geochemical variations and dominantly plot in the monzonite to monzodiorite fields, are ...  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; Mohammad Hashem Emami; Seyed Mojtaba Mortazavi; Mansour Vosoughi-Abedini

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 161-178


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

Shaghayegh Sadat Hashempour; Sajjad Maghfouri; Ebrahim Rastad

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 179-196


  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 Economic Geology
An approach to the origin of the Nineh Lead-Zinc deposit, the north of Mahallat, Markazi Province; insight from mineralogical, fluid inclusion and stable isotope (C-O-S) studies

Shayan Akrami; Mohammad Ali Aliabadi; Mohammad Reza Hazareh; Abbas Askari; Tayebeh Ramezani

Volume 33, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 197-212


  Nineh Pb-Zn deposit is located in the east of the Markazi province, in the Middle to Upper Jurassic rock units of the Malayer-Esfahan  metallogenic belt. Stratified and epigenetic mineralization, in the form of veins, replacement and open spaces filling, including the main minerals of galena, sphalerite ...  Read More

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

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

Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Reservoir quality assessment of the Fahliyan Formation in one oil field, Northwestern Persian Gulf

Ali Asaadi; Ali Imandoust; Mehdi Sarfi; Mehdi Ghane Ezabadi

Volume 32, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 15-26


  The Lower Cretaceous Fahliyan Formation is one of the main oil reservoirs in the Persian Gulf. In this study, for investigating facies characteristics, depositional environment, diagenetic features, sequence stratigraphy and describing factors controlling reservoir quality, the integration of the results ...  Read More

Economic Geology
Geology, structure and mineralization of Cu (± Au) hydrothermal-magmatic deposits of Saveh-Razan region

Seyed Mehran Heidari; Sara Safavy; Afshin Akbarpour; Azra Hassanlou; Bahram Mohaghegh

Volume 32, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 89-104


  Saveh-Razan copper (± gold) area, with WNW direction in the northwest of Urmia-Dokhtar magmatic belt, with the highest reaction to right-sided shear zones and structural trend change during the Oligomyocene, leads to the placement of semi-deep Oligomyocene diorite massifs in shallow rock depths. ...  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 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 Petrology
Petrofabrics and Final Strain of Muteh-Golpayegan Amphibolites: Evidence of transpressional Deformation in Sanandaj-Sirjan Metamorphic Belt

Behnaz Bakhtiari; Nahid Shabanian; Alireza Davoudian; Hossein Azizi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 February 2023


  ABSTRACTThe Muteh–Golpaygan Metamorphic Complex is located within the center of the Sanandaj-Sirjan Metamorphic Zone. The strain parameter measurements including strain ratio in the XZ principal plane of strain ellipsoid (RXZ), strain ellipsoid shape (K), and strain intensity (D) exhibit constrictional ...  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 04 March 2023


  Population growth and increasing urbanization expose people to higher degrees of urban pollutants, especially when they need to 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 Sedimentology
Paleoclimate reconstruction in Jiroft during the late Holocene

Alireza Vaezi; Vahid Tavakoli; Abdolmajid Naderi Beni

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 16 March 2023


  In the present study in order to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental and climatic changes of Jiroft during the last 4000 years, several evidences of sedimentology and biogeochemistry on a sedimentary core have been investigated. Around. 3950 cal yr BP, low values of Ti/Al, Si/Al, C/N and CPI along with ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Chemistry of Sericite, Pyrite, and Chalcopyrite in the Phyllic Alteration Zone of the Parkam and Abdar Porphyry Deposits

Alireza Zarasvandi; Mohsen Rezaei; Mansour Adelpour; Hadis Parvaneh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 25 March 2023


  Parkam (Sara) and Abdar porphyry Cu deposits containing mainly dioritic and quartz dioritic stocks are located in the southern part of Urumieh-Dokhtar Magmatic Belt (UDMB). The aim of this study is to characterize the phyllic alteration using sericite and sulfide (i.e., pyrite and chalcopyrite) chemistry. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Hydrology
Investigation of subsidence potential of Ajabshir plain using artificial intelligence models and radar interferometric technique

Soraya Nouri Sangarab; Asghar Asghari Moghaddam; nasser jabraeeli andrian

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 25 March 2023


  Recently, due to the trend of decreasing rainfall and increasing groundwater pumping rate, there have been concerns about the risks caused by the decrease in the volume of aquifer reserves and the drop in the groundwater level, and as a consequence the land subsidence. Also, in Ajabshir plain due to ...  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 25 March 2023


  The Haji-Abad-Esfandagheh-Faryab ophiolitic belt is one of the most famous chromite-bearing occurrences in the south of Iran. In recent years, the ophiolitic belt of Haji-Abad-Esfandagheh-Faryab has been the focus of attention of many geologists interested in ophiolitic complexes and economic geology. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Tectonics
Investigating spatial and temporal changes of seismicity parameters along the Dorouneh fault system

Mohammad Hossein Tahriri; Hamid Saffari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 10 April 2023


  The Doruneh fault system with more than 700 km length, after the main Zagros fault, is known as the largest fault in Iran. In this research, this fault system is divided into three main parts because the mechanisms of its different parts are different. The western part is reported to have a left lateral ...  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 24 April 2023


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

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Study of Altrations, fluid inclusions and sulfur and oxygen isotope compositions in Sarkuh porphyry copper deposit, Kerman

Sholeh Malekshahi; Masoumeh Khalajmasoumi; Hadi Mohammad Doost; Mona Sojdehee; Shahrzad Aboutorab

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 29 April 2023


  Sarkuh Porphyry Copper deposit is located about 6 km southwest of Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper deposit. Alterations in the region include advanced potassic, propylitic, phyllic and argillic. Copper mineralization is mainly associated with porphyry granodiorite mass. Minerals include chalcopyrite, pyrite, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Geochemistry of rare earth elements of the Gano bauxite deposit, eastern Alborz zone, northern Iran

Maryam Khosravi; Wenchao Yu; Jintao u Zhou

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 03 May 2023


  The Gano bauxite deposit is located 90 km northeast of Semnan city in the eastern Alborz Mountains, northern Iran. The bauxite ores occur as stratiform discrete lenses with a length of 6 km and thickness of 2–20 m along the contact between carbonates of the Elika Formation and shale, sandstone, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Stable Isotope(S-H-O) studies on Astamal Deposit: Indication to Mineralized Fluid Resources, NW Iran

Shohreh Hassanpour; Susan Ebrahimi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 07 May 2023


  Astmal deposit is located in the northwest of Iran and is structurally located in the Arasbaran Magmatic zone. Skarn mineralization related to the Eocene-Oligocene granodiorite rocks which have been permeated to the Upper Cretaceous rocks. Mineralization has formed in the exoskarn zone, and the metasomatic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
The Hired gold deposit, Lut Block, East Iran: Example of a gold deposit related to reduced I-type intrusive bodies

Maryam Emami Jafari; Saeid alirezaei; iraj rasa; Jochen Kolb

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 29 May 2023


  The Hired gold deposit in the Lut block, east Iran, is closely associated with an Eocene intermediate-mafic intrusive complex consisting of granodiorite to diorite, hornblende monzonite, and gabbro-diorite intruded into Eocene volcanic rocks. The intrusions are distinguished by high contents of CaO,FeOt, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Economic Geology
Geology, Mineralogy, geochemistry of sulfide ores and galena mineral in the Chahnar Pb-Zn deposit, SW Baft (Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone)

Mahdi Ghorbani Dehnavi; Azadeh Malekzadeh Shafaroudi; Mohammad Hasan Karimpour

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 31 May 2023


  Chahnar Pb-Zn deposit is located south of Rutchun plain, 110 km SW Baft, within Sanandaj- Sirjan Zone. Mineralization occurs at calitic-dolomitic marble of Rutchun complex as epigenetic with structural control. Paragenetic minerals are galena and minor sphalerite and pyrite associated with quartz, and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Stratigraphy and Palaeontology
Nannostratigraphy of the Surgah Formation at Posht-e-Jangal and Pasan Stratigraphic Sections – with Special Reference to Turonian-Coniacian and Coniacian-Santonian Boundaries

Kamyar Younesi; Anoshiravan Lotfali Kani; Hormoz Ghalavand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 June 2023


  A conformable transition between Sarvak and Surgah formations in Lurestan sedimentary basin reveals the potential of studying the Turonian–Coniacian boundary within Surgah Formation. Two sections of the Surgah Formation at Posht-e-Jangal and Pasan anticlines situated on the southeast of the Lurestan ...  Read More