Iran

Tectonic evolution of the Iranian basement: impact of Tethys

Supported by OEAD and various Iranian research fellowships
P.I.:
PhD student Former PhD Researcher Researcher Researcher

External collaborator
Franz Neubauer
Farzaneh Shakeri
Fariba Kargaranbafghi (PhD completed)
Manfred Bernroider
Johann Genser
Gertrude Friedl

Alireza Davoudian Dehkordi, Isfahan University
Maryam Hornamand, Tobares University
Tehran Reza Jafari Sadr, Kerman University
Mehmed Masoodi, Tobares University, Tehran
Ghasem Nabatian, Tobares University, Tehran
Nahid Shabanian Boroujeni, Isfahan University

Project description

Iran is part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain belt, which formed by the closure of the Proto-, Paleo- and Neo-Tethyan Oceans. Together with Panafrican basement and rift complexes, the succession of mountain building events left plutonometamorphic basement complexes, which are poorly understood. The aim of this project is, by support of Iranian PhD students, to reveal tectonic events, which led to the final construction of basement complexes. The work has also great importance to understand the formation of major ore deposits.

Publications

2015

Shakerardakani, F., Neubauer, F., Masoudi, F., Mehrabi, B., Liu, X., Dong, Y., Mohajjel, M., Monfaredi, B., Friedl, G., 2015.  Panafrican basement and Mesozoic gabbro in the Zagros orogenic belt in the Dorud-Azna region (NW Iran): Laser-ablation ICP-MS zircon ages and geochemistry.  Tectonophysics, 647–648, 146–171, doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.02.020.

Kargaranbafghi, F., Neubauer, F., Genser, J., 2015. Rapid Eocene extension in the Chapedony metamorphic core complex, Central Iran: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar dating. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106, 156–168, doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.03.010.

Kargaranbafghi, F., Neubauer, F., 2015. Lithospheric thinning associated with formation of metamorphic core complex and subsequent formation of the Iranian plateau. GSA Today, 25, 7, doi.org/10.1130/GSATG229A.1.

Kargaranbafghi, F., Neubauer, F., Genser, J., 2015. The tectonic evolution of western Central Iran seen through detrital white mica. Tectonophysics, 651–652, 138–151, doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.03.019.

Nabatian, G.,  Rastad, E., Neubauer, F., Honarmand, M., Ghaderi, M., 2015. Fe and Fe-Mn mineralization in Iran: Implications from Tethyan Metallogeny. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 62, 2, 211–241, doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2015.1002001.

Honarmand, M., Omran, N. R., Neubauer, F., Nabatian, G., Emami, M. H., von Quadt, A., Dong, Y., Bernroider, M., 2015. Geochemistry of enclaves and host granitoids from the Kashan granitoid complex, central Iran: Implications for enclave generation by interaction of cogenetic magmas. Journal of Earth Science.  

2014

Honarmand, M., Omran, N. R., Neubauer, F., Emami, M. H., Nabatian, G., Liu, X., Dong, Y.,  von Quadt, A., Chen, B., 2013. Laser ICP-MS U-Pb zircon ages, geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions of the Niyasar plutonic complex, Iran: Constraints on petrogenesis and tectonic evolution. International Geology Review, 56, 104–132, doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2013.820375.

Nabatian, G., Ghaderi, M., Neubauer, F., Honarmand, M., Liu, X., Dong, Y., Jiang, Y., von Quadt, A.,  Bernroider, M., 2014. Petrogenesis of Tarom high-potassic granitoids in the Alborz-Azarbaijan belt, Iran: Geochemical, U-Pb zircon and Sr–Nd–Pb isotopic constraints. Lithos, 184-187, 324–345, doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2013.11.002.

Nabatian, G., Ghaderi, M., Corfu, F., Neubauer, F., Bernroider, M., Prokofiev, V., Honarmand, M., 2014. Geology, alteration, age and origin of iron oxide-apatite deposits in Upper Eocene quartz monzonite, Zanjan district, NW Iran. Mineralium Deposita, 49, 217–234, doi.org/10.1007/s00126-013-0484-1.  

2013

LI, W., NEUBAUER, F., LIU, Y., GENSER, J., REN, S., HAN, G., LIANG, C., 2013. Paleozoic evolution of the Qimantagh magmatic arcs, : constraints from LA-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon ages and implications for the subduction of the Qimantagh and Paleo-Tethyan Oceans, Eastern Kunlun Mountains: constraints from zircon dating of granitoids and modern river sands. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 77, 183–202.

MASOODI, M., YASSAGHI, A., NOGOLE SADAT, M. A. A., NEUBAUER, F., BERNROIDER, M., FRIEDL, G., GENSER, J., HOUSHMANDZADEH, A., 2013. Cimmerian evolution of the Central Iranian basement: Evidence from metamorphic units of the Kashmar-Kerman Tectonic Zone. Tectonophysics, 588, 189–208, doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.012.

NABATIAN, G., GHADERI, M., CORFU, F., NEUBAUER, F., BERNROIDER, M., PROKOFIEV, V., HONARMAND, M., 2013. Geology, alteration, age and origin of iron oxide-apatite deposits in UpperEocene quartz monzonite, Zanjan district, NW Iran. MineraliumDeposita.

HONARMAND, M., OMRAN, N. R., NEUBAUER, F., EMAMI, M. H., NABATIAN, G., LIU, X., DONG, Y., VON QUADT, A., CHEN, B., 2013. Laser ICP-MS U-Pb zircon ages, geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions of the Niyasar plutonic complex, Iran: Constraints on petrogenesis and tectonic evolution. International Geology Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2013.820375.

MASOODI, M., YASSAGHI, A., NOGOLE SADAT, M. A. A., NEUBAUER, F., BERNROIDER, M., FRIEDL, G., GENSER,J., HOUSHMANDZADEH, A., 2013. Cimmerian evolution of the Central Iranian basement: Evidence from metamorphic units of the Kashmar-Kerman Tectonic Zone. Tectonophysics, 588, 189-208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.012.

KARGARANBAFGHI, F., NEUBAUER, F., GENSER, J., FAGHIH, A., KUSKY, T., 2012. Mesozoic to Eocene ductile deformation of western Central Iran: from Cimmerian collisional orogeny to Eocene exhumation. Tectonophysics, 564–565, 83–100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.06.017.

KARGARANBAFGHI, F., NEUBAUER, F., GENSER, J., 2011. Cenozoic kinematic evolution of southwestern Central Iran: Strain partitioning and accommodation of Arabia–Eurasia convergence. Tectonophysics, 502, 221-243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2010.02.004.

DALIRAN, F., PAAR, W.H., NEUBAUER, F., RASCHIDI, B. (2005): New Discovery of Epithermal Gold at Chahnali Prospect, Bazman Volcano, SE-Iran. In: Mao, J. &Bierlein, F. P. (eds.): Mineral deposit research: Meeting the global challenge. Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg, p.917–919.

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