Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch.

2 Department of Geology, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Khorram Abad Branch.


       The Ilam Formation in southwestern Khorram Abad with a thickness of up to 204 meters consists of uniform limestones with Middle Turonian to Early Campanian age which were deposited in a continuous sedimentation process. In this section, the Ilam Formation has continuous and transitional contacts with the Sourgah Formation in the lower boundary and the Gurpi Formation in the upper boundary. In the present study, 9 genera, 30 species and 2 biozones of the planktonic foraminifera have been recognized. The Ilam Formation in the studied section consists of a shaly facies and three carbonatic microfacies include mudstone, wackestone and packstone containing planktonic foraminifera. Shaly facies and mentioned microfacies were deposited in deep-open marine, which formed in a quiet environmental condition and increased environmental energy in microfacies with mudstone texture toward microfacies with wackestone and packstone textures. Whereas in the studied section recognized microfacies are not related to parts of continental shelf,such as ; bar, lagoon and tidal flat, therefore it could be said that, the studied area was part of profound depositional basin in Middle Turonian to Early Campanian.


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