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The Introduce of Various Pseudokarst Features in Alvand Granitic Rocks, Hamedan, west of Iran
Davood Fereidooni1
1- Damghan University
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This research focuses on the identification and description of various features of pseudokarst in different parts of Alvand granitic batholith, Hamedan, west of Iran. In the literature, karst features have been presented as specific types of terrain or landscapes with particular characteristics suites of well-known surface and subsurface dissolutional forms. Whereas, pseudokarst refers to non-dissolutional surface or subsurface features and landforms created in different areas such as slopes, coastal lines crushed stone areas, lava tubes and permafrost regions. In this research, a comprehensive field investigation program has been carried out. During the field investigations, the most important features of pseudokarst in Alvand granitic batholith have been recognized and classified. Results show a wide range of pseudokarst features in the Alvand granitic rock masses. These landforms are created by erosion, weathering processes and some holes caused by rock block movements along the rock slopes. Some of the most important forms and features of the pseudokarst in the studied area are consist of tafoni, genama, pseudokarren, talus caves, caves associated with the residual blocks and erosional forms along joints and fractures within the granitic rock masses

Keywords: Alvand granite, Pseudokarst, Caves, Tafoni, Genama
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Type of Study: s | Subject: En. Geology
Accepted: 2016/06/8 | Published: 2016/06/8
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Fereidooni D. The Introduce of Various Pseudokarst Features in Alvand Granitic Rocks, Hamedan, west of Iran. Journal of Engineering Geology. 2017; 10 (4) :3749-3766
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