The Economic Geology of Iran

Mineral Deposits and Natural Resources

  • Mansour Ghorbani

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mansour Ghorbani
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  3. Mansour Ghorbani
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  4. Mansour Ghorbani
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 543-569

About this book


The Economic Geology of Iran is a complete and comprehensive book about mineral deposits, energy and water resources of Iran. Dr. Mansour Ghorbani has travelled to each of the huge variety of locations that feature the resources covered, personally verifying the details of them all.

The book starts by describing the geography and physiography of Iran as well as its various climatic regions and the diverse corresponding vegetation. Then the book gives an excellent overview of the geology of the country, followed by the history of mining in Iran up to now. The author describes also the metallogenic and mineralization phases of Iran, its mineral zones and belts, and, more generally, the distribution of mineral deposits in the country. Dr. Ghorbani gives us also an analysis of the position of Iran in terms of global mineral resources, as well as the role that the country’s mineral, energy and natural resources play in its overall economy. The book finishes with also provides a complete list of Iranian mineral deposits.

This book is a perfect source of information for all students and researchers in the field of geo-science at the university level but also for mining and oil companies that would like to work, invest and get involved in such businesses in Iran.

Dr. Mansour Ghorbani is associate Professor at the Shahid Beheshti University (Teheran, Iran) since 1999. He is a expert in Iranian Geology and especially in Iranian metal deposits with more than 30 years of experience in the field and many publications.


Climate Economic geology Energy resources Iran Mineral deposits Water resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Mansour Ghorbani
    • 1
  1. 1.Shahid Beheshti UniversityTehranIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5624-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5625-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9553
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