The salt domes of the west
Zanjan (Central Iran) are the most important structures in the study area. They
have been formed by the uplifting and erosion together under low humidity and
dry and warm climate condition. The salt rocks with near to 200 meters thickness
are related to lower member of the Upper Red Formation (Early Miocene) that
deposited in the inverted back arc basin. They have been formed in the Central
Iran basin after the Arabian-Eurasian convergence. Based on filed works and
preparation of geologic map, salt domes have been cropped out during regional
uplifting and erosion along hinge zone of a longitudinal anticline. Also, there
is no evidence for salt diapirism and so, they are different from some salt
diapirs in the southwestern margin of Zanjan that is investigated by other
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Jahani, S., Callot, J.P., de Lamotte, F.D., Letouzey, J. and Leturmy, P. (2007) The Salt Diapirs of the Eastern Fars Province (Zagros, Iran): A Brief Outline of Their Past and Present. In: Lacombe, O., Roure, F., Lavé, J. and Vergés, J., Eds., Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 289-308. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69426-7_15
Asadian, F. and Arian, M. (2009) Identification of Diapiric Provinces of Central Iran through Geological and Geographical Analysis. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology, 2, 3443-3451.
Arian, M. and Khodabakhshnezhad, A. (2015) Sedimentary Environments Can Be Changed by Geotechnology (Case Study: A Morphotectonic Idea for Design of Extensive Artificial Bay on the Iranian Plateau). International Journal of Geosciences, 6, 487-496. https://doi.org/10.4236/ijg.2015.65039
Mashal, M., PourKermani, M., Charchi, A., Almasian, M. and Arian, M. (2013) Pattern of Structural Geology Underground in Eastern of North Dezfol Embayment. Advances in Environmental Biology, 7, 260-268.
Arian, M., Qorashi, M., Pourkermani, M. and Ahmadnia, A. (2003) Fractal Analysis of Mengharak Transcurrent Fault System in Zagros, Iran. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, 12-14 May 2003, 23.
Baharvand, S., Pourkermani, M., Ajalloian, R., Arian, M. and Nouryazdan, A.R. (2010) Seymareh Landslide and Its Role in Environmental and Geomorphologic Changes of the Pole-Dokhtar Area. Journal of the Earth, 4, 13-24.
Arian, M. and Noroozpour, H. (2015) Seismic Activity and Fractal Geometry of Kareh Bas Fault System in Zagros, South of Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 291-299. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2015.55026
Ehsani, J. and Arian, M. (2015) Quantitative Analysis of Relative Tectonic Activity in the Jarahi-Hendijan Basin Area, Zagros Iran. Geosciences Journal, 19, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12303-015-0016-3
Tajali, S. and Arian, M. (2016) Petrophysical Evaluation and the Effect of Shale Layers on Net Pay Zone Thickness in the Marun Oil Field, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 6, 763-773. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2016.68059
Maleki, Z., Arian, M., Solgi, A. and Ganjavian, M.A. (2014) The Elements of Fold Style Analysis in the Khaftar Anticline, Zagros, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 4, 79-92. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2014.43008
Maleki, Z., Arian, M. and Solgi, A. (2014) Structural Style and Hydrocarbon Trap of Karbasi Anticline, in the Interior Fars Region, Zagros, Iran. Solid Earth Discussions, 6, 2143-2167. https://doi.org/10.5194/sed-6-2143-2014
Maleki, Z., Arian, M. and Solgi, A. (2015) Folding Pattern in the Fars Province, Zagros Folded Belt: Case Study on the Karbasi and Khaftar Anticlines, Interior Fars, Iran. Solid Earth Discussions, 7, 2347-2379. https://doi.org/10.5194/sed-7-2347-2015
Aram, Z. and Arian, M. (2016) Active Tectonics of the Gharasu River Basin in Zagros, Iran, Investigated by Calculation of Geomorphic Indices and Group Decision Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Software. Episodes, 39, 39-44. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i1/89235
Abdolizadeh, S., Maleki, Z. and Arian, M. (2016) Earthquake Hazard Zonation and Seismotectonics of the Bandar Abbas Area, Zagros, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 6, 210-224. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2016.63019
Hadizadeh, A., Arian, M. and Ganjouyan, M.A. (2011) Analysis Geometry Dashtak Detachment Zone in the Dashtak, Salamati and Sepidar Anticlines from Interior and Sub Coastal Fars Area. Journal of the Earth, 6, 33-44.
Dehbozorgi, M., Pourkermani, M., Arian, M., Matkan, A.A., Motamedi, H. and Hosseiniasl, A. (2010) Quantitative Analysis of Relative Tectonic Activity in the Sarvestan Area, Central Zagros, Iran. Geomorphology, 121, 329-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.05.002
Rafiee, P., Baghbani, D., Aghanabati, A. and Arian, M. (2014) Micro Biostratigraphy and Lithostratigraphy of the Upper Permian Dalan Formation (Zagros Basin, Southwest Iran). International Journal of Geography and Geology, 3, 45-55.
Maleki, Z., Arian, M., Solgi, A. and Ganjavian, M.A. (2013) Sediment Deformations on Strike Slip Fault Blocks and Analogue Modeling: A Case Study of the Nezamabad Fault, Interior Fars, Zagros. Journal of Sciences, 89, 39-51.
Vaseghi, H., Maleki, Z. and Arian, M. (2016) Structural Style in the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt: The Gavbast Anticline, Coastal Fars. Open Journal of Geology, 6, 109-116. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2016.62011
Arian, M., Pourkermani, M., Qoreshi, M. and Ahmadnia, A. (2002) Salt Diapirism along Mengharak Fault System. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran, Kerman, 2-4 September 2002, 45-49.
Khavari, R., Arian, M. and Ghorashi, M. (2009) Neotectonics of the South Central Alborz Drainage Basin, in NW Tehran, N Iran. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9, 4115-4126. https://doi.org/10.3923/jas.2009.4115.4126
Bagha, N., Arian, M., Ghorashi, M., Pourkermani, M., El Hamdouni, R. and Solgi, A. (2014) Evaluation of Relative Tectonic Activity in the Tehran Basin, Central Alborz, Northern Iran. Geomorphology, 213, 66-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.12.041
Arian, M. and Qorashi, M. (2006) The Movement Potential Evaluation of the Major Quaternary Faults in Alborz-Central Iran Border Zone, from the East of Tehran to the East of Semnan. Journal of Geosciences, 15, 184-188.
Poroohan, N., Pourkermani, M. and Arian, M. (2013) An Assessment of Relationship in F-Parameter and Paleostress Fields in Heterogeneous Lithologies: Roudbar Area (Northwest of Iran). Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 7, 933-942.
Poroohan, N., Poukermani, M. and Arian, M. (2009) An Assessment on Correlations of Seismotectonic Parameters Preceding and Following Roudbar-Manjil Earthquake (Gilan, North of Iran). Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 3, 2643-2652.
Sadeghi, R., Saeedi, A., Arian, M., Ghorashi, M. and Solgi, A. (2015) Comparison of Strain Ellipsoid Shape in the South of Ardabil Range (NW), Based on the Results of the Magnetic Susceptibility Anisotropy and Paleostress Methods. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 611-622. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2015.59054
Arian, M., Pourkermani, M., Qorashi, M. and Ghasemi, M.R. (2003) North Semnan Fault System and Its Role on Basin Division. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran, Shahrood, 4-6 September 2003, 11-17.
Nouri, R., Jafari, M.R., Arian, M., Feizi, F. and Afzal, P. (2013) Correlation between Cu Mineralization and Major Faults Using Multifractal Modelling in the Tarom Area (NW Iran). Geologica Carpathica, 64, 409-416. https://doi.org/10.2478/geoca-2013-0028
Nouri, R., Jafari, M.R., Arian, M., Feizi, F. and Afzal, P. (2013) Prospection for Copper Mineralization with Contribution of Remote Sensing, Geochemical and Mineralographical Data in Abhar 1:100,000 Sheet, NW Iran. Archives of Mining Sciences, 58, 1071-1084. https://doi.org/10.2478/amsc-2013-0074
Nouri, R., Afzal, P., Arian, M., Jafari, M. and Feizi, F. (2013) Reconnaissance of Copper and Gold Mineralization Using Analytical Hierarchy Process in the Rudbar 1:100,000 Map Sheet, Northwest Iran. Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, 49, 9-19.
Farrokhnia, A.R., Pirasteh, S., Pradhan, B., Pourkermani, M. and Arian, M. (2011) A Recent Scenario of Mass Wasting and Its Impact on the Transportation in Alborz Mountains, Iran Using Geo-Information Technology. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 4, 1337-1349. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-010-0238-7
Bagha, N., Ghorashi, M., Arian, M., Pourkermani, M. and Solgi, A. (2015) Neotectonic Analysis of Mosha-North Tehran Fault Zone, Based on Morphotectonic Features, Central Alborz, Northern Iran. Geosciences, 24, 41-52.
Mosavi, E. and Arian, M. (2015) Neotectonics of Kashaf Rud River, NE Iran by Modified Index of Active Tectonics (MIAT). International Journal of Geosciences, 6, 776-794. https://doi.org/10.4236/ijg.2015.67063
Nouri, R. and Arian, M. (2015) Structural Control on the Distribution of Hydrothermal Alteration Zones and Mineralization in Dastjerdeh Area Based on Remote Sensing Data, NW Iran. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 9, 79-86.
Khosroshahizadeh, S., Pourkermani, M., Almasiyan, M., Arian, M. and Khakzad, A. (2015) Evaluation of Structural Patterns and Related Alteration and Mineralization Zones by Using ASAR-ASTER Imagery in Siyahrood Area (East Azarbaijan—NW Iran). Open Journal of Geology, 5, 589-610. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2015.59053
Bagheri, M., Feiznia, S., Arian, M., Shabanian, R. and Mahari, R. (2013) Continental Trace Fossils in the Semnan Area (Northern Iran). Open Journal of Geology, 3, 54-61. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2013.32009
Khosroshahizadeh, S., Pourkermani, M., Almasian, M., Arian, M. and Khakzad, A. (2016) Lineament Patterns and Mineralization Related to Alteration Zone by Using ASAR-ASTER Imagery in Hize Jan-Sharaf Abad Au-Ag Epithermal Mineralized Zone (East Azarbaijan—NW Iran). Open Journal of Geology, 6, 232-250. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2016.64021
Mousavi, E., Arian, M. and Ghorashi, M. (2017) Investigation of T Factor Variations along Atrak River to the Caspian Sea. Open Journal of Marine Science, 7, 35-50. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojms.2017.71004
Nazemi, M., Ghorashi, M., Ghassemi, M.R. and Arian, M. (2015) Morphotectonics Features of Alluvial Fans Associated with Active Tectonics (Shotori Mountains, East of Tabas-Central Iran). Geosciences, 24, 91-100.
Alizadeh, H. and Arian, M. (2015) Rule of Structural Factors in Formation of Porphyry Copper Deposits in South Western Part of Kerman Area, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 489-498. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2015.57045
Daryani, N.J., Arian, M. and Omran, N.R. (2015) Tectonics and Mineralization of Copper in the Ardestan-Kahang Area, Central Iran by Remote Sensing. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 188-196. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2015.54017
Arian, M. and Pourkermani, M. (2001) Rivers Morphology and Active Tectonic (Reviewing the Current Status of Ghezel Ozon River in the Province of Zanjan). Proceedings of the 5th Conference of Geological Society of Iran, Tehran, 28-30 August 2001, 556.
Alizadeh, H., Arian, M., Lotfi, M., Ghorashi, M. and Ghorbani, M. (2015) Determination of Porphyry Copper Deposit Locations Using Photo Lineament Factor in Northern Parts of the Dehaj-Sardoiyeh Belt. Geosciences, 24, 247-252.
Arian, M., Pourkermani, M., Sistanipour, A. and Noroozpour, H. (2011) Kinematic Significance of Fold- and Fault-Related Fracture Systems in the Rafsanjan’s Northeast Highlands (Central Iran). Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 1, 3398-3406.
Arian, M., Pourkermani, M., Sistanipour, A. and Noroozpour, H. (2011) Seismicity and Fault Segmentation of Bafq-Baghin Fault System (Central Iran). Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 1, 382-396.
Arian, M., Alizadeh, H. and Noroozpour, H. (2011) Satellite Geometry of Faults and Fractures and Its Relationship with Porphyry Deposits in Northern Parts of Dahaj-Sardoiyeh Belt, South of Iran. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 4, 1303-1306.
Noroozpour, H., Rad, Y.M., Arian, M., Solgi, A. and Vafa, N.N. (2013) Permo-Triassic Deposits of Shorjestan Area, Central Iran: The Palynological Report of the Greatest Phanerozoic Disaster in Iran. Disaster Advances, 6, 48-53.
Pourkermani, M., Mohajjel, M., Solgi, A., Arian, M. and Nadri, R. (2012) Active Tectonics of South Qom, a Hazard for New Residential Areas. Journal of Geotechnical Gology (Applied Geology), 8, 203-213.
Yazdi, S.H.M., Pourkermani, M., Arian, M. and Karkheiran, A. (2012) Determination of Stress Orientation in Sabzevar Ophiolite Zone in (Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran). Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 5, 3500-3505.
Keynezhad, A., Pourkermani, M., Arian, M., Saeedi, A. and Lotfi, M. (2010) Research on Fractures in North of the Torud-Moalleman Area (Central Iran, Southeastern of Damghan) and Their Relation with Mineralization. Journal of the Earth, 5, 81-97.
Mahmoodi, M., Bahroudi, A., Ghorbani, M. and Arian, M. (2013) Preliminary Exploration of Copper Minerals in Jebal Barez Mountains, Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 3, 201-208. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojg.2013.33023