Stratigraghy and Identifying Boundaries of Mozduran Formation with Magnetite Method in East Kopet-Dagh Basin
Kopet-Dagh Mountain Range is located in the north and northeast of Iran. Mozduran Formation in the east of Kopet-Dagh is mainly composed of limestone, dolomite, with shale and sandstone interbedded. Mozduran Formation is reservoir rock of the Khangiran gas field. The location of the study was east Kopet-Dagh basin (Northeast Iran) where the deliberate thickness of formation is 418 meters. In the present study, a total of 57 samples were gathered. Moreover, 100 thin sections were made out of 52 samples. According to the findings of the thin section study, 18 genera and nine species of foraminifera and algae were identified. Based on the index fossils, the age of the Mozduran Formation was identified as Upper Jurassic (Kimmerdgian-Tithonian) in the east of Kopet-Dagh basin. According to the magnetite data (total intensity and RTP map), there is a disconformity (low intensity) between the Kashaf-Rood Formation and Mozduran Formation. At the top, where among Mozduran Formation and Shurijeh Formation, is high intensity and a widespread disconformity (high intensity).
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1131279Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 661
 A. Agha-Nabati 2005. The geology of Iran, Tehran University of Iran, pp.75.
 M. Alavi, H. Vaziri, K. Seyed-Emami, Y. Lasemi 1997. The Triassic and associated rocks of the Aghdarband areas in central and northeastern Iran as remnant of the southern Turanian active continental margin. Geol Soc Am Bull 109:1563–1575.
 A. Darvish-Zadeh 1991. The geology of Iran, pp. 249.
 J. A. D. Dickson, 1965. A modified staining technique for carbonates in thin section. Nature, 205, 587.
 Jr., A.R. Loeblich, H. Tappan, 1988. Foraminiferal genera and their classification. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.
 A. Kalantari, Microfacies carbonate rock of Iran, pp. 184.
 I. I., Bucur (1997). Representatives of the genus Protopeneroplis (Foraminifera) in the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deposits in Romania. Comparisons with other regions of the Tethyan area.
 I. I. Bucur, B. Granier, M. Krajewski. Calcareous algae, Microbial Structures and Microproblematica from Upper Jurassic-lower most cretaceous limestone of southern crimea, ACTA Palaeontologica Romaniae (2014) V. 10 (1 -2), P. 61 -86.
 I. I. Bucur, M. R. Majidifard. B. S. Daryan. Early Cretaceous calcareous benthic microfossils from the eastern Alborz and western Kopet- Dagh (Northern Iran) and their Stratigraphic significance, ACTA Palaeontologica Romaniae V. 9 (1), P. 23-37.
 L. Omaña, Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) larger benthic Foraminifera from Santiago Coatepec, SE Puebla, Mexico, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/248616799 (DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2008.02.001).
 A. Afshar-Harb, 1979. The stratigraphy, tectonics and petroleum geology of the Koppeh-Dagh region, northern Iran.
 A. Afshar-Harb, 1994. Geology of the Kopet-Dagh: Tehran, Geological Survey of Iran, pp. 82-91.
 S., Breiner. 1999. Applications Manual for portable magnetometers. GeoMetrics, 58.
 N. O., Mariita, 2007. The Magnetic Method; Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd.