publication . Other literature type . Article . 1996

TECTONOSTRATIGRAPHIC SYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURAL STYLE OF THE ALBORZ MOUNTAIN SYSTEM IN NORTHERN IRAN

Mehdi Alavi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Based on lithologic, structural and stratigraphic analyses of the rocks exposed in the Alborz poly-orogenic system of northern Iran, seven tectonostratigraphic and a number of metamorphic rock assemblages, including remnants of the Paleo-Tethys oceanic realm, are distinguished. The tectonostratigraphic units are: (1) an uppermost Precambrian to lower Ordovician epicontinental sequence; (2) an Ordovician to Devonian mafic magmatic assemblage; (3) a Devonian to upper Triassic continental shelf sequence; (4) an upper Triassic and lower Jurassic foreland siliciclastics succession; (5) a middle Jurassic to upper Cretaceous discontinuous epicontinental/continental she...
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free text keywords: Earth-Surface Processes, Geophysics, Siliciclastic, Thrust fault, Geology, Volcanic rock, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Foreland basin, Paleozoic, Cretaceous, Ordovician, Devonian, Paleontology
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