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Characteristics of mineralogy, petrography and textures of rocks in the mata mountain area, South of Jiroft

H. Malek Mohammadi, R. Zarei Sahamiye, M. R. Jafari, M. Vossoughi Abedini

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.6(2), 504-514, February 2015


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South Jiroft rocks in the Mata mountain area of mineralogy and chemical composition divided to three groups: basalt, gabbro and diabase. The age of these rocks is attributed to the lower Jurassic. The study area is located in 75 km from SW of Jiroft in Kerman province and the Mata village is the closest village to it. The basalts contain pyroxene and plagioclase. These basaltic rocks have a porphyric texture with microlitic to glass matrix. The second type of rock in the study area is diabas and its mineralogy including pyroxene and plagioclase. These rocks have intergranolar and intersertal texture. The third type of rocks in this area, in terms of petrography is ophitic gabbro with mineralogy including pyroxene, plagioclase and minor minerals. The texture of this gabbro is porphyric texture with medium-grained matrix.


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