Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Lorestan University, Khoram Abad, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Lorestan University, Khoram Abad, Iran

3 Ph.D., Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran


Oligo-Miocene rocks are deposited between Pyrenean and Pasadenian orogenic phases. This rocks in central Iran back arc deposits are named Qom formation. There are well developed outcrops of Qom formation at the North of Central Iran zone. In order to study microbiostratigraphy of the formation, Three sections, north west of Darjazin town , Bonak mount and Arvaneh were selected. In these sections Qom formation with discontinuity overlays the Lower Red formation and with the same quality under the Late Miocene Conglomerate with intercalations of Sandstone, which is equivalent to the Upper Red Formation is placed. The main lithological composition of the Qom Formation in the study area alternates between layers of limestone and Marl with intercalations of siliciclastic rocks. Members and submembers of the Qom formation type area are not visible in this area and can only based on the lithological characteristics divide to local units. Based on bentic foraminifera and other microbiostratigraphical data, Qom Formation age in north west-west of Semnan (Darjazin-After zone), which is located in the Central Alborz structural- sedimentary zone, is early Miocene epoch and Burdigalian stage, which is the equivalent of Borelis melo curdica-Borelis melo biozone.


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