The Economic Geology of Iran: Mineral Deposits and Natural by Mansour Ghorbani

By Mansour Ghorbani

The fiscal Geology of Iran is a whole and complete publication approximately mineral deposits, strength and water assets of Iran. Dr. Mansour Ghorbani has travelled to every of the large number of destinations that function the assets lined, individually verifying the main points of all of them.

The publication begins by way of describing the geography and physiography of Iran in addition to its a number of climatic areas and the varied corresponding plants. Then the publication provides a great evaluation of the geology of the rustic, by way of the background of mining in Iran prior to now. the writer describes additionally the metallogenic and mineralization levels of Iran, its mineral zones and belts, and, extra mostly, the distribution of mineral deposits within the nation. Dr. Ghorbani provides us additionally an research of the placement of Iran by way of international mineral assets, in addition to the position that the country’s mineral, power and typical assets play in its total financial system. The e-book finishes with additionally offers an entire checklist of Iranian mineral deposits.

This e-book is an ideal resource of knowledge for all scholars and researchers within the box of geo-science on the college point but in addition for mining and oil businesses that might prefer to paintings, make investments and become involved in such companies in Iran.

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Central intake basin: This includes confined basins within the central Iranian Plateau. Most of the water supply of Iran belongs to this area, but due to its climatic conditions the area is considered as dry with low rainfall. The course of the water flow within this area is controlled by the mountain ranges surrounding the plateau. Alborz and Zagros are the water distributor inside and outside the Iranian Plateau. Considering the characteristics and geographical position of each one of these intake basins, 12 watersheds have been defined that gather water discharge from the aforementioned intake basins.

The climatic conditions of Iran are not isolated or local, and just like other parts of the world, they are governed by intracontinental weather systems. In general, the precipitation in central plateau is limited to 5–6 months and no sign of rain is seen for the rest of the year. Since the rainfall is sometimes in the form of torrential showers, the resulting water either vaporizes or runs into marshy basins rapidly if no measure is taken to collect it. Ancient Iranians were aware of the significance of such supplies and built storage dams to collect the water to utilize over the dry season (Ministry of Energy 1973).

This river originates from Chehelcheshmeh in Kordestan. Its important tributaries are Gharanghou, Miyaneh, Hashtrud, Zanjan-rud, Shal, Gadiv (which come from the Khalkhal area), and Shahrood River (which comes from the Taleghan and Alamut area that joins Sefid-rud before reaching Manjil Gorge). The whole river system eventually is called Sefid-rud and discharges into the Caspian Sea at a point called Hassan-kiyadeh. Seh-hezar River: This river originates from Salim-bar and Kandovan, and after feeding the Tonekabon area, it pours into the Caspian Sea.

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