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Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Rahim Dabiri, PhD

Online ISSN: 2228-785X

Print ISSN: 2008-8779

Publishes Quarterly

Original Article Sedimentology
Geochemistry and potential of toxic elements in sediments originating from salt domes, north of Hormuz strait (Pol, Gachin, Angouran and Hormuz)

This study investigates the concentration, potential of toxicity, and source rocks of seven toxic elements (As, Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb, Zn, and Ni) in the sediments of four salt domes on the north of Hormuz Strait (Hormuz, Pol, Gachin and Angouran). In this regard, to determine the origin of toxic elements in the sediments of […]

Original Article Environmental Geology
Accumulation of lead, antimony and arsenic in soil and water in Khunik gold prospecting area, Eastern Iran

Khunik gold prospecting area is located in the eastern part of Lut block, eastern Iran. Main rock units are andesite, agglomerate, latite, dacitic lava, rhyodacite, volcanic breccia and conglomerate. Geological and geochemical evidences indicate low to medium sulfide gold mineralization. Mining activates accumulate heavy metals in soil and water that are associated with harmful effects […]

Original Article Environmental Geology
Potential impact of drought on Mikkes River flow (Morocco)

Mikkes River Basin is located in the north-center of the Kingdom of Morocco (North-West of Africa). It comprises of three different zones which represent diversified geologies and which shelter a phreatic and confined aquifer in Saïs plain and a shallow aquifer in El Hajeb Ifrane Tabular. This research aims to highlight the potential impact of […]

Original Article Geochemistry
Evaluation and assessment of water and surficial sediments quality in Kebir-Rhumel Wadi, NE Algeria

This study is to investigate the physico-chemical parameters and trace metal’s concentrations (Cd, Pb, Cu, and Zn) in water and surficial sediments (0-5 cm) samples in the Kebir-Rhumel Wadi, north-eastern Algeria. Trace metal concentrations was determined using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy. The mean values of the physico-chemical parameters of the Wadi water samples are consistently […]

Original Article Economic Geology
Is skarnization the cause of mineralization? a case study, Sanandaj Sirjan zone, west Iran

The skarn type mineralization has long been accepted as an interaction of magma and the host carbonate rocks. Most researchers have considered the iron deposits in the northern Sanandaj Sirjan zone (Kurdistan area) as skarn-type mineralization which has been generated during the injection of the granitoid bodies into the host carbonate. The calculation of normative […]

Original Article Paleontology
Biostratigraphy, microfacies and sedimentary environment of the Jahrum Formation in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, West of Iran

In this research, the biostratigraphy, microfacies, and depositional environment of carbonate sediments of the Jahrum Formation will be investigated based on microscopic textures and the distribution of benthic foraminifera. The Jahrum Formation was measured from Kuh-e-Hamze Ali in the Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province (Zagros Basin, Iran). The biostratigraphic analysis of this formation has led to the […]

Original Article
Hazard functions and conditional probability of earthquake occurrences in major fault zones in Turkey

Among several distribution characteristics, temporal distribution characteristics of earthquakes provide the most crucial information on the temporal patterns of past seismicity. Identification of such patterns is required for seismic hazard, forecast studies and also simulation of future seismicity. The confusion of how to model the past temporal patterns does limit further development:. Though the Poisson […]

Original Article
Contamination of arable topsoil by organic and inorganic pollutants around petroleum products handling facilities

The concentrations of heavy metals (inorganics) and poly aromatic hydrocarbons (organics) were determined in soils around fueling stations and automobile workshops. Mean concentrations of nickel, lead, cadmium and vanadium were 636, 1379, 12.0 and 18.0 µg/kg, respectively. Flourene, benzo (a) pyrene, benzo (b) fluoranthene and benzo (ghi) pyrelene recorded means of 2.01, 2.014, 1.14 and […]

Original Article
Genesis and geochemical evolution of the Mio-Pliocene volcanic rocks in the SW of Bostanabad, NW Iran: A comparison with the classic Adakite

The Sahand volcano (Kuh-e-Sahand) is located in NW Iran, about 60 km E of Lake Urumieh and 40 Km SSE of Tabriz. The volcano is a stratovolcano and is dominated by pyroclastic materials and lava flows in the Miocene-Quaternary. The Mio-Pliocene volcanic rocks are exposed in the Southwest of Bostanabad (Arvanehkuh, Biukdagh, and Ghapandagh masses) […]

Original Article
Study of A-type granite from the South of Lake Urmia, Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone: implications for the Neotethys opening in Iran

The magmatic evidence of the Neotethys opening in Iran, such as the Late Paleozoic A-type granitoids, was mainly discovered along the Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone and parallel to the Neotethys suture. Therefore, they may provide important clues about the geodynamic evolution of the Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone. The South of Lake Urmia (SLU) granite is situated near the Khalifan […]