South Caspian to Central Iran Basins

South Caspian to Central Iran Basins

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This book combines interdisciplinary research results using structural geology, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, palaeontology, palaeomagnetism and subsidence modelling obtained through the MEBE (Middle East Basins Evolution) Programme and other groups in the South Caspian and Northern and Central Iran. A great part of the volume is devoted to Northern Iran (Alborz, Binalud and Koppeh Dagh belts), dealing mainly with the Late Palaeozoic and the Mesozoic Eras. Two papers present subsidence models of the South Caspian Basin since the Jurassic and three papers focus on Central Iran. The data and models in this compilation of papers present a detailed picture and a very comprehensive understanding of the Late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic evolution of the South Caspian and North Iran to Central Iran basins. Geodynamic evolution and sedimentation are mainly controlled by the closure of the Palaeo-Tethys due to collision of Eocimmerian blocks with south Laurasia, opening of the South Caspian Basin, and Neo-Tethys ocean closure associated with Arabia-Eurasia collision.H1- 7aquot;max diagram for the shales of the Shemshak Group in the Alborz Range, northern 1ran. the carbonaceous shales is around 14.2 wt% (range 3.3-29.4 wt %) and of the coal 53 wt%. ... Some black shales in the basal part of Paland section have a high TOC value of about 3.5 wt%. ... Terrestrial particles are subdivided into a paly- nomacerals group, which is composed of vascular plants fragments, andanbsp;...

Title:South Caspian to Central Iran Basins
Author: Marie-Franc̦oise Brunet, Markus Wilmsen, James W. Granath
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2009-01-01

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