Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

4 International Center for Science and High Technology and Enviromental Sciences, Kerman, Iran.


Dorouneh Fault is located in the north of Central Iran Microplate with left-lateral strike-slip mechanism and plays an important role in the formation of Iran plateau's morphology. Dorouneh fault, with bend geometry and 900 km length, extends from HyrmandRiver in the Afghanistan border to Anarak area in the Central Iran. Dorouneh Fault terminates in the Jandaq area as sub-parallel branches. Towards west, general trend of Dorouneh Fault System changes from northeast-southwest to north-south in the north of Talmessi Mine. Fault branches are observed as left-lateral strike-slip faults with normal dip-slip component in the Jandaq-Talmessi area that is introduced as a trailing extensional imbricate fan. But, considering slip sense inversion along Dorouneh Fault, the main mechanism for formation of western termination before slip sense inversion is a trailing compressional imbricate fan.


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