Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Geology, Lahijan Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran

2 Department of Geology, North Tehran Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Tarom mountains are located at the southwestern end of the Alborz mountain range with an approximate northwest-southeast direction. Tashvir region is a part of the northern margin of the Tarom mountains. Most igneous rocks in this area include basalt, andesitic basalt, and interlayers of tuff. Enrichment of LIL elements with positive anomalies of Ce, P, Sm, and depletion of Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, and Th, elements and also K2O/Na2O and Ba/Rb ratios in the rock samples of Tashvir area, indicate magma contamination with the lower crust. The evidence of crustal contamination and the ratio of Nb/Y and Zr/Y in the samples indicate that the basalts of the Tashvir region belong to the source of the plume. Alkaline, shoshonitic, and peraluminous nature, REE enrichment (i. e. Ba, Rb, and Sr), low titanium content, origin, and depth of magma indicate they're belonging to the rift environment. In this study, in addition to determining the characteristics of igneous rocks in the Tashvir area, the results of several previous studies are plotted on the map of the Tarom mountains. Accordingly, the tectonic setting of the Tarom range is divided into two parallel sub-regions with magmatic arc and rift-type eruptions, which expansion of this rift zone has stopped before it evolve as a back-arc basin.


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