Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 M.Sc., Research for Institute of Geociences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D, Research for Institute of Geociences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Research for Institute of Geociences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran

4 M.Sc., Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran


The sediments are generally limestone and marl. The lower boundary with the loer red Formation is disconfomity and the upper boundary with the equivalent formatin of Bakhtiari Firmation is paraconformity. The total number of fossils found in this section is 69 species, 72 genera and 46 families. These sediments are formed in an open shelf and under the open sea and lagon environment. The variety and abundance of bentic foraminifer’s forms and the low presence of plagic forms testify to the shallow basin in this section, which is also confirmed by the study of other fossils. One of the Markable features of this section is the presence of Ammonia species, especially Ammonia parkinsonia. This section has a complete sequence of members of Qom Formation. This species are profe of shallow water and continental shelf for this carbonates. This section consist all of members of Qom Formation and based on identified foraminifera comparable to assemblage zone 1 & 2 introduced by Adams & Bourgeois (1967). These zones that inclod: 1-Borealis Melo Group- Meandropsin; 2- Miogypsinoides- Archaias- Valvulinid. Based on index foraminifer's species and their stratigraphic distribution the age of this section is Chatian- Burdigalian (Upper Oligocene-Lower Miocene)


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