Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran

3 PH.D., NIOC Exploration Directorate, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran


Halokinetic Sequences are used for analyzing and connecting endogenous and exogenous influencing factors on the sedimentary sequences around the diapir. The most important effect of the diapir movement is the creation of different sedimentary spaces in the result of uplift and subsidence. So, the Handun Salt Plug has been selected as a classic example. In the Handun salt plug outcrop Upper Cretaceous to recent sediments. The most important effect of the salt plug movement is during the Eocene of the Jahrum. The initial phase of salt extrusion was observed in the Gurpi Formation. Continuation of salt extrusion carrying on hook forms in the deep- water shale of the Pabdeh Formation in the Paleocene-middle Eocene. In the middle Eocene, when the Jahrum carbonate sedimentation exceeds the salt rise, wedges onlap the salt plug. In addition, thrusting led to the emergence of the salt tongues and forming hook in the Formation. The final phase of salt extrusion has been seen in the hooks in the siliciclastic of the Razak Formation. Finally, ongoing shortening is recorded by Guri member growth strata of the Handun salt plug. Our results provide new insights into using Halokinetic Sequences in tectono-sedimentary analysis of the Zagros diapirs.


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