Original Research Paper
Palynostratigraphy of the Dalichai Formation at Talu section (NE Damghan) based on Dinoflagellate cysts

Z. Boroumand; E. Ghasemi- Nejad; M. R. Majidifard

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 3-8


  The Dalichai Formation at Talu section, 24 kilometers NE of Damghan is studied Palynologically. The Middle Jurassic sediments with a thickness of 168 meters in this section contain grey to green marl and grey marly limestone. A total of 35 samples were collected systematically and 200 palynological sildes ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Chah Zard Deposit: Breccia-Hosted Epithermal Ag-Au Mineralization in the Urumieh-Dokhtar Belt

Majid Ghaderi; H. Kouhestani; M. H. Emami; K. Zaw

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 9-24


  The breccia-hosted epithermal Ag-Au deposit of Chah Zard is located within an andesitic to rhyolitic volcanic complex in the central part of the Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt. At this location, magmatic and hydrothermal activity was associated with local extensional tectonics, formed in the Dehshir-Baft ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Comparison of Fluid Activity Within Metapelitic and Carbonate Rocks of the Cheshin from Contact Aureole of the Alvand Batholite, Hamadan

A. Saki; A. A. Baharifar

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 25-34


  Field relations and petrographical features, shows that formation of the metapelitic and carbonate rocks of Hamadan in Western Iran was poly-metamorphic. The intrusion of the Alvand Batholite (Jurassic age) into pelitic and calcareous host rocks has produced metamorphic rocks in the Cheshin area containing, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Metamorphism and Deformation Effects on the Barika Gold-Rich Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Northern Sanandaj- Sirjan Zone

E. Rastad; H. Tajedin; A. Yaghubpur; M. Mohajel

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 33-40


  The Barika gold (and silver) rich-massive sulfide deposit is located 18 km east of Sardasht city, north western part of Sanandaj-Sirjan metamorphic zone. Rock units outcropped in this area are metamorphosed volcano-sedimentary rocks in green schist facies, and include association of meta-andesit, meta-tuffite, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Tectonic Model of Azarbaijan Plateua (North of Tabriz Fault and South Aras)

B. Zamani Gharechamani

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 41-50


  Iranian Azerbaijan is a region in Northwest of Iran where has large active deformation and seismicity. It is located between two orogeny, Zagros in the south and Lesser Caucasus in the north. In this research geological structures and tectonic stress state of area are studied to search connection the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Using Biogeochemistry Exploration in Reconnaissance of Copper, Lead and Zinc Mineralization in Masjed_dagi, Julfa (Eastern Azerbaijan)

F. Farjandi; H. Bastani

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 51-64


  The aims of present study are investigation of endemic plants in Masjed-Daghi area introducing hyperaccumulator and indicator plants for gold and copper, and also describe the biogeochemical response pattern over a known mineralized site, namely the "Au- Cu" mineralization at Masjed-Daghi area. Masjed_Daghi ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Depositional Environment and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Kangan Formation in South Pars Field

S.A Aleali; H. Rahimpour-Bonab; S. R. Moussavi -Harami; D. Jahani; A. Asadi-Eskandar

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 65-74


  The Early Triassic carbonates of Kangan Formation are major gas reservoirs in the Southwest of Iran and the northern Persian Gulf. Facies analyses of Kangan Formation led to recognition of 13 microfacies which are related to tidal flat, lagoon, shoal and open marine environments. Examination of vertical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Lower Permian Fusulinids Biostratigraphy in Chili Formation (Member of Khan Group) in the Kalmard Area, Eastern Central Iran (Rahdar Section)

H. Yarahmadzahi; M. N. Gorgij; S. A. Aghanabati; A. Saeidi

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 75-82


  The studied section is located west of Tabas (Rahdar Mountion) in the Kalmard Block. The newly named Chili formation, as the first rock unit of the Khan group consist mainly of arenacous limestone, limestone and dolomite and has disconformity contact with underlying lower carboniferous deposits (Padeh ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Developing a Model to Assess Seismic Instability against Earthquake using Fuzzy & IHPW and GIS

K. Habibi; M. Behzadfar; A. Meshkini; S. Nazari

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 83-92


  Due to its geographic position and located on the World earthquake belt; Iran is always under threat from earthquakes and several shakes are recorded every year all over the country. The most recent earthquake with 6.8 degree magnitude on the Richter scale hit the city of Bam in 2003 and caused large ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Geotourism Attractions of Quaternary Phenomena in Sedimentary Basin of Gorgan Plain, Iran

M. Ownegh; F. Honardoust; E. Karimi Sang chini

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 93-100


  That in addition to playing an educational-scientific role, it causes to touristic development. In order to introduce and evaluate geotourism potential of Quaternary phenomena in Sedimentary basin of Gorgan Plain, this study is based upon library review, consideration of previous records in regional, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The Trace Fossil Cruziana and Rusophycus: A Study from the Ordovician Succession of Kalmard Block, Central Iran

A. Bayet-Goll; R. Moussavi-Harami; A. Mahboubi

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 101-112


  Trace fossils are abundant in the clastic succession throughout the Shirgesht Formation of Kalmard Block, Central Iran. At certain horizons there are beds full of Cruziana and Rusophycus. This study presents an evaluation of the arthropod ichnotaxa of the Cruziana and Rusophycus from the Ordovician succession ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Emplacement Mechanism of Shir-Kuh Granitoid Batholith with Using AMS Method

M. Sheibi; D. Esmaeily; J. Luc Bouchez

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 113-122


  The Lower Cretaceous Shir-Kuh granitic batholith in central Iran intruded to the sandstones and shales of Nayband-Shemshak Formation. The batholith consists of three main granodioritic, monzogranitic and leucogranitic units. The anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility technique (AMS) was used for distinguishing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Verification of the Application Capability of An Intermediate Generated Geotechnical Based Computer Software on Seismic Site Response Analysis (Case Study)

A. Abbaszadeh Shahri; , K. Behzadafshar; K. Mehdizadeh Farsad; R. Rajablou

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 123-132


  The aim of this paper is the assessment of the effects of seismic loads on the earth dam for design purposes by developed graphical user interface computer software by authors. The Ghohoord earth dam in Hamedan province which is located in a high seismic zone named as Sanandaj-Sirdjan seismotectonic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Structure of Fariman and Dareh Anjir Complexes and their Significance in Understanding of Palaeotethys Suture Zone

M Ramazani; M. R. Ghassemi; A. Zanchi; M. R. Sheikholeslami

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 133-142


  The Dare Anjir and Fariman complexes in NE of Iran are considered as remnants. These complexes considering were located close to Palaeotethys suture zone, and thus they record its structural evolution. considering structural and petrological evidences and against previous opinions that considered Fariman ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Biostratigraphy and Palaeoecology of the Maestrichtian Deposits (Tarbur and Gurpi Formations) at Gardbishe Area (South of Borojen)

H. Vaziri-Moghaddam; A. Safari; S. Shahriari; A. Khazaei; A. Taheri

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 143-162


  In order to study the biostratigraphy and palaeoecology of the Maestichtian deposits (Tarbur and Gurpi formations) in High Zagros, Gardbishe section in south of Borojen was selected. The Tarbur deposits in this region are mainly composed of carbonate and clastic a rock which has been overlaind by Gurpi ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Spatial and Statistical Analyses for Assessing Ore Quality in Jajarm Bauxite Deposit

Gh. H. Shamanian; L. Amini; Sh. Shataee; Sh. Shataee

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 163-170


  Grade control and ore quality determination has always been considered a challenging task for geologists and mining engineers. Ore quality is dependent on various factors such as size and geometry of a deposit, geological disturbances, and texture and ore mineralogical composition. Determination of factors ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determination of Clustering Pattern of Paleoearthquakes Occurrences on the Golbaf Fault, SE Kerman

M. Basiri; H. Nazari; M. Foroutan; S. Solaymani Azad; M. A. Shokri; M. Talebian; M. Ghorashi; M. J. Bolourchi; A. Rashidi

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 171-180


  The Golbaf area in Kerman province (SE Iran) has experienced five earthquake of Mw 5.4-7.1 between 1981 and 1998. Occurrences of these earthquakes in seventeen years time interval indicate that occurrences of earthquakes on the Golbaf (Gowk) fault system have a clustering model. In this study we use ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Petrology and Geochemistry of Peridotites fromFannuj-Maskutan Ophiolitic Complex, Makran Zone, SE Iran

M. E. Moslempour; M. Khalatbari-Jafari; T. Morishita; M. Ghaderi

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 181-196


  Mantle sequences exposed in west of Fannuj-­Maskutan area comprise of lherzolite and porphyroclastic cpx-bearing harzburgite in the lower part and recrystallized fine-grained lherzolite with chromitite lenses in the upper parts of the sequence. Petrography studies and microprobe data show evidence ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
SWOT Study of the Mine and Mineral Industries of Iran and Strategic Planning Proposal

A. R. Ghiasvand

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 197-204


  In order to provide a strategic plan for any sector, the internal factors, the required timeframe and the related visions and policies should be studied. Strategy development requires a realistic view of the surrounding environment, in which the competition and challenges rule the future of any organization. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Calcareous Nannofossils Biostratigraphy of the Ilam and Gurpi Formations in Sarvestan (Southwestern of Iran)

S. Senemari; Sh. Hasanpour

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 205-212


  Calcareous Nannofossils are good tool for biostratigraphy, especially in the Late Cretaceous. With respect to this and due to the lack of any precise paleontological study, the calcareous nannofossils of Ilam and Gurpi Formations were investigated in the Southwestern Sarvestan. These Formations consists ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Synthesis of Cancrinite, Merlinoite, Analsyme Zeolite Mineral from Damavand's Natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite Mineral in Hydrothermal Conditions under the Influence of Alkaline Environments (for the First Time in the World)

M. Pour Moghadam

Volume 22, Issue 87 , December 2013, Pages 213-230


  The results of studies of Electronic Microscope (SEM) on the samples which came out of the autoclave, which has been under hydrothermal conditions (200 degrees centigrade and for 120 hours), show changes in structures of samples and create new crystallization system and Cancrinite Zeolit mineral synthesis, ...  Read More