OJG  Vol.4 No.12 , December 2014
Petrography, Sedimentary Environments and Sequence Stratigraphy of Asmari Formation in Central Fars, Zagros, SW (Iran)
ABSTRACT
To study petrography, microfacies, sedimentary environments and sequence stratigraphy of Asmari formation in central Fars, 4 stratigraphic sections have benn chosen and studied (Estahban, Shams-Abad, Sarvestan and Akbar-Abad Sections). Field and laboratories study recognized 16 carbonate microfacies and 2 clastic-carbanate facies. Study of microfacies, relative sea level change and sequence stratigraphy evidences show these microfacies are deposited in carbonate ramp sedimentary environment in 5 facies belt zones: Open marine (A), Restricted (B), Shoal (C), Lagoon (D) and Tidal flat (E) during Oligomiocene. Petrography, microfacies analysis and sedimentary environment of Asmari formation shows this formation in study area consist of 3 depositional sequences. Lower sequence boundary of DS1 with Jahrum formation is erosional (disconformity) SB1. Lower and upper sequence boundary of DS2 is SB2. The upper sequence boundary of DS3 is SB1 and ended under the Razak clastic formation. In central Fars only lower part of Asmari is deposited and upper part of this formation have been eroded and disappeared.

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Mahmoodabadi, R. (2014) Petrography, Sedimentary Environments and Sequence Stratigraphy of Asmari Formation in Central Fars, Zagros, SW (Iran). Open Journal of Geology, 4, 665-679. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2014.412050.
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