The Devonian System in Iran: a review

  title={The Devonian System in Iran: a review},
  author={Mohammad Dastanpour},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={159 - 170}
  • M. Dastanpour
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Geography, Geology, Environmental Science
  • Geological Magazine
Abstract Upper Devonian strata are distributed widely throughout Iran. A review of all available literature on the Devonian, together with information from recent studies in the Kerman region, provides a basis for correlation and description of facies successions for the whole country. In most sections the local base of the Upper Devonian sits disconformably on older rocks, whilst the upper contact with the Carboniferous is almost everywhere transitional. There is everywhere an apparent hiatus… 

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