The Volcanic Heritage of Iran

  • Alireza Amrikazemi
Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)


Iran is situated in the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt. Two mountain ranges, the east-west trending Alborz Mountains and the northwest-southeast trending Zagros mountain ranges dominate the tectonic features of the country. The lower to middle Eocene Epoch was a period of extensive volcanism in most of Iran, but the present physiography of the country is related to the late Tertiary period, and the volcanism which began in this period continues to the present.


Lava Flow Pyroclastic Flow Crater Lake Tourism Sector Cinder Cone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeoheritageGeological Survey of IranTehranIran

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