The Structure of
Potash and Salt on Diapir Pol,
Farhadi, Reza1, Christopher J. Talbot2
(1) Geological Survey of
The Zagros fold-thrust belt extends
from East Anatolian left-lateral strike-slip fault in the northwest to
Finally, the flow of salt was ceased moderately then salt was eroded by rivers flowing mainly eastward; maximum amount of potassium in the brines is 70 gr/lit and numerous potash boudins (more competently than salt) on Diapir Pol are the source. The outcrops are two types, iron rich type and white potash (sylvite is 59.64%, and the surface reserve is one million tons).
Sketch maps of the three sets of deformation structures by Prof. C.J. Talbot at the scale of 1/10000 indicated thet the structural levels or horizons of potash boudins are quite close to each other and he showed their stratigraphic extrapolations. Large scale mapping suggest strongly thet all potash boudins dispersed along the same stratigraphic level which Talbot introduced and he called it the Zone of Potash Bearing Strata (ZPBS).
The Zagros fold thrust belt with its numerous hydrocarbon fields is the most resourceprolific fold-thrust belt of the world but we must review the topics: 1- The stratigraphy of Hurmoz sequence. 2- The economic aspects of the Prototethys basin.