Gravity Data Reinterpretation of Ba'shiqa Anticline, Northern Iraq

Abstract

The study deals with the reinterpretation of a gravity traverse to the South and parallel to Ba'shiqa Anticline, which trends with the anticline axis. It has been shown the presence of faults perpendicular to Ba'shiqa anticline axis, their effect extend to the Lower Cretaceous rocks. The first fault near Ba'shiqa where the Upper and Lower Cretaceous Rocks are deep and become shallower to the west of Ba'shiqa due to the fault. The second fault which affects the Upper and lower Cretaceous rocks to the west of Ba'shiqa occurs in the emergence zone between Ba'shiqa and Al-Fadhiliya anticlines, thence the Upper Cretaceous Rocks may occur at shallow depth near Al-Fadhiliya anticline.