Inversion Structures

Lurestan Region, Zagros

Roadside exposure of deep water Early Jurassic radiolarites in the Lurestan region of the Zagros Fold Belt. The exposure is characterized by abundant extensional faults, many of which record syn-depositional offset. Neogene shortening has caused the development of kink folds, buttress structures, and partial reactivation of extensional faults.

 

Additional details can be found in the following papers: 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2021.104489

 

https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC005192

Virtual Outcrop by Stefano Tavani and Amerigo Corradetti