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Platform sediments of Iran span the Late Ediacaran and extend into the Palaeozoic. They are primarily clastic and carbonaceous in nature, deposited in coastal and lagoonal settings. They crop out in the Takab area, as the Soltanieh Formation (Late Proterozoic to Atdabanian), the Barut Formation (Early Bottomian), the Zaigun Formation (Middle Bottomian), the Lalun Formation (Late Bottomian) and the Mila Formation (Middle Cambrian to Early Ordovician). A Precambrian–Cambrian assemblage has been identified at the base of Member 3 and the top of Member 2 in the Soltanieh Formation. The Soltanieh Formation consists of shallow marine sediments. Vertical microfacies variation...

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