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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014, 2(4), 139-144
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-2-4-1
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Platform Carbonates Distribution in the Carboniferous of Iran

Kaveh Khaksar1, and Keyvan Khaksar2

1Department of Soil and Water, Institute of Scientific Applied Higher Education Center of Imam Khomeini, Education and Extension Organization, Ministry of J-Agriculture Karaj, Iran

2Faculty of Basic Sciences, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran

Pub. Date: June 23, 2014

Cite this paper:
Kaveh Khaksar and Keyvan Khaksar. Platform Carbonates Distribution in the Carboniferous of Iran. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014; 2(4):139-144. doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-4-1

Abstract

In the Lower Carboniferous, the Iranian Platform represented the area of marine sedimentation. Carboniferous sequences of the Baluchestan Basin, Central Iran and Alborz are correlated. Distribution of corals in the Lower Carboniferous of Iran is influenced by both regional and world transgression and regression episodes. Tournaisian- Middle Serpukhovian marine deposits are well-developed and rich in fossil corals in the Alborz, and Baluchestan. They are extended from southeast to northwest in the area of Lower Carboniferous deposition. In the Middle Serpukhovian-Gzhelian marine sedimentation was restricted to the East Iran (Tabas area). However, fossil evidence suggests Late Carboniferous age only for part of the Tabas area sequence.

Keywords:
Carboniferous platform carbonate corals correlation platform Iran

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