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Schuster, E. and Wielandt, U. (1999) Oligocene and Early Miocene Coral Faunas from Iran: Paleo Biogeoraphy. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 88, 571-581.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Facies Analysis, Depositional Environment and Diagenetic Features of the Qom Formation in the Saran Semnan, Central Iran

    AUTHORS: Fereshteh Karami-Movahed, Mohsen Aleali, Parviz Ghazanfari

    KEYWORDS: Facies Analysis, Depositional Environment, Qom Formation, Saran Semnan, Centeral Iran

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Geology, Vol.6 No.6, June 17, 2016

    ABSTRACT: In this study, to identify and analyze facies of depositional environment and depositional model of Qom Formation, stratigraphic Saran Section (southwest of Semnan) was selected. Qom Formation in Saran section includes about 380 meters of conglomerate at the base, chalk, limestone, marl, and shale. Petrographic studies with facies analysis have led to the identification of 12 microfacies, these microfacies have been deposited in four facies groups including tidal flat, lagoon, barrier and open marine. Study of horizontal and vertical facies changes and their comparison with recent and ancient environments reveals that Qom Formation in this section relates to shallow marine environment and its facies were deposited in a shelf carbonate platform and are comparable with contemporary shelf platforms such as Florida and old shelf platforms such as Mozduran. The most important diagenetic processes affecting the studied section include micritization, bioturbation, cementation, dissolution, neomorphism, fracturing, mechanical and chemical compaction, hematitization and dolomitization. These processes have formed in marine, meteoric and burial diagenetic environments.