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Mud Diapirism on the Gorgan, North Iran

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DOI: 10.4236/ojg.2015.56041    2,549 Downloads   2,984 Views Citations


The several mud volcanoes have been exposed at the Gorgan area in the north Iran. The Garniarig-Tapeh is the biggest mud volcano and the investigation of its tectonic geomorphology is the main aim in this paper. Also, we have determinated tectonic and geologic setting of Naft-Lije mud volcanoes and several Salses as the exposed mud diapirs at Gorgan on the northern margin of Iran. These mud volcanoes have been formed during quaternary of as a shield shape hill or pool on the flat plain in coastal region SE Caspian Sea. There are flat area and several mud volcanoes that they have been triggered by buoyant driving mechanisms, have been appeared during dormant periods of mud volcanoes activity. This mechanism has been developed in neotectonic regime by convergent setting between The Cimmerian and Eurasian plates. Finally, the main characteristics of the Gorgan area have presented.

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Arian, M. and Sistanipour, A. (2015) Mud Diapirism on the Gorgan, North Iran. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 442-450. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.56041.

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