Gypsum Karst of Zagros Mountains (I.R. Iran)

Franco Cucchi, Luca Zini
2016 Acta Carsologica  
UDC: 552.53:551.44(55) Franco Cucchi & Luca Zini: Gypsum karst of Zagros Mountains (I.R. Iran) Evaporite morphologies have attracted our attention during geological surveys on the Karkheh River, a water course that intersect the chain of the Mountains Zagros in the western Iran. We recognised three types of karst in the evaporitic Gachsaran Formation as a function of the localisation along the syncline axis or along a fold side. There are sinkholes and suffosion dolines or caves and collapse
more » ... ines along the syncline axis, gently dipping galleries at the contact between limestone and gypsum following maximum dip. Ob geoloπkih raziskavah vzdolae reke Karkheh, ki prereaee gorsko verigo Zagrosa v zahodnem Iranu, je pritegnila pozornost avtorjev morfologija na evaporitih. V evaporitni formaciji Gachsaran so loËili tri tipe krasa, glede na njihovo lego vzdolae sinklinalne osi ali vzdolae krila gube. Vzdolae sinklinalne osi so vrtaËe, sufozijske vrtaËe, jame in udorne vrtaËe ter zmerno se spuπËajoËi jamski rovi na stiku apnenca in sadre, ki sledijo najveËjemu vpadu.
doi:10.3986/ac.v32i1.365 fatcat:5syblkhhqvdc5ige2hu4obtmyq