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        1 - Reconstruction of the sedimentary environment of the Tarbur Formation based on microfacies and microtaphofacies analysis in the Murak area (southwest of Semirom)
        Hossein Ghanbarloo   Hosyen Vaziri moghadam
        Reconstruction of the sedimentary environment of the Middle-Upper Maastrichtian deposits (Tarbur Formation) in the Murak area (southwest of Semirom) was performed based on Microfacies and microtaphofacies analysis. The formation with 239 m thickness consists of limeston Full Text
        Reconstruction of the sedimentary environment of the Middle-Upper Maastrichtian deposits (Tarbur Formation) in the Murak area (southwest of Semirom) was performed based on Microfacies and microtaphofacies analysis. The formation with 239 m thickness consists of limestone and shale. Meanwhile, the Tarbur deposits overlie the Gurpi Formation and is covered by the Paleocene deposits. Seven and five microfacies and microtaphofacies were recognized based on the main components and sedimentological and taphonomical features, respectively. In addition, these microfacies and microtaphofacies were deposited in homonicnal carbonate ramp. From the viewpoint of vertical distribution and interpretation of microfacies and microtaphofacies, the Tarbur deposits were formed in the energetic environment (under the influence of the storm waves) in the study area. Therefore, communities of rudist are absent and the green algae (Dasycladales) are abundant in the study area. Concerning the high rate of detrital grain input and increasing of nutrients, the bryozoans were performed the encrusting more than other organisms. Manuscript Document
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        2 - Qom Formation, Microfacies, Depositional sequence, Maragh area.
          Hossein Ghanbarloo Ebrahim  Mohammadi
        The Qom Formation is located at the Maragh area (20 kilometers southwest of Kashan). The formation with 216 m thickness contains shale and limestones. Volcanic rocks unconformably are covered by the Qom Formation. The upper boundary of the Qom Formation with the Upper R Full Text
        The Qom Formation is located at the Maragh area (20 kilometers southwest of Kashan). The formation with 216 m thickness contains shale and limestones. Volcanic rocks unconformably are covered by the Qom Formation. The upper boundary of the Qom Formation with the Upper Red Formation is also unconformable. Nine microfacies and terrigenous facies were identified based on the main components and sedimentological features. These microfacies and terrigenous facies were deposited on an open-shelf carbonate platform. Three environments were recognized in this carbonate platform. These environments include the inner shelf (restricted and semi-restricted lagoon), middle shelf, and outer shelf. In addition, three third-order and one incomplete depositional sequences were identified based on the vertical distribution of microfacies. Manuscript Document