Document Type : Original Research Paper


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

2 M.Sc. Student of Research institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran

3 Professor, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran


The Mohr circle is a well-known method for two-dimensional strain analysis. Due to the formation of the boudins during two stages of the progressive deformation (D1 and D4) in cherty marbles, from north Golpaygan metamorphic complex, they have been analyzed for strain in two-dimension. This analysis is based on estimating of the initial length of the boudins before deformation, and measuring the current length of the boudins, after deformation. Calculation of the longitudinal parameters of the strain and drawing Mohr circles show that the strain ratio varies between 1.06 to 2.35 for D1 stage, and between 1.10 to 2.84 for D4 stage. The mean shear angle for the D1 stage is 22 ° and for the D4 stage is 24 °.


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