SEDIMENTARY STUDY OF SHIRANISH FORMATION AT HIJRAN SECTION- NORTH IRAQ

Abstract

Shiranish has been studied at Hijran section near Erbil city, NE Iraq. Fifty two thin-sections were prepared to study them under polarized microscope, to determine the petrographic component, organic content and digenetic processes. Rock units subdivided into four rock beds, as follows: dolostone, foraminiferal biomicrite, poorly washed biomicrite and micrite. Vertical succession of Shiranish Formation refers to off-shore quite marine environment.

Keywords

Shiranish, Hijran