Sedimentary Environments and Correlative Sequence Stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous—Paleogene Succession in Shiraz Area, Fars, SW IRAN


Sequence stratigraphic evidences have been used in this research to investigate the stratigraphic correlation of cretaceous paleogene succession in Shiraz area, Fars, SW Iran. For this purpose, 4 stratigraphic sections have been chosen and provided. According to petrographic study and field evidences, 4 depositional sequences were identified including the Tarbur, Sachun and Jahrum formations in the east and the Gurpi, Pabadeh and Asmari formations in the west of study area. After identifying the boundaries and systems tract facies, it has been found that the mentioned formations have been deposited among the continuous/discontinuous boundaries in an equivalent manner. In this case, the purple shale (between the Gurpi and Pabdeh formations) could be considered equivalent to the upper part of the Sachun formation. From the point of Paleogeography, the plat-form sedimentary environment covered almost the whole area during the Oligo-Miocene age, so that the Asmari formation would have been deposited, which is marked by sharp contact as disconformity on Jahrum formation in the east of the basin and with continuous contact (C.C) on the Pabdeh formation in the west and southwest.

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M. Reza, "Sedimentary Environments and Correlative Sequence Stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous—Paleogene Succession in Shiraz Area, Fars, SW IRAN," Open Journal of Geology, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-17. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2014.41001.

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