Here Are Some Amazing Salt Formations Found In Iran
You may not believe that salt could be this splendid. You may know about this amazing salt mountain which is found in Iran.
The Persian Gulf was a very big water tank before millions of years overflowed over the Arabian peninsula in the south and Iran in the west and not like nowadays. There were lot of salt left there when the water vanished and the see shores tumbled. The salt layers were encrusted with sediments arrived from the rocks by the water from the rain and the layer of sediments have gotten thick over the time. After that they became dense and weighed down on salt layers.
Salt became some liquid that is very intriguing which is also called as salt tectonics due to this. The salt grew with the encasing mountains due to the burden of these salt sediments and the mountains falling down on the salt layers. The salt salt sediments and create domes which is known as diapir when a thin point is found in the encasing layer of salt sediment. These diapirs also can break the aboveground and circulate across by being a salt glacier.
You can see these amazing salt mountains in the south, southwest, and central areas of Iran. There’s also a perfect illustration in the Zagros hills that lie antiparallel Iran’s coast on the Persian Gulf. The Arabian Plate crashed with the Eurasian Plate and left many striations and mistakes to create salt diapirs and then these hills were created.
14 km across, in the Zagros Mountains you can see this mountains.
UNESCO says that you cannot see such salt formations in anywhere around the entire world. This place has not mentioned as a World Heritage Site, but soon it will considered as inclusion.
There are over one hundred and thirty salt domes in the southern part of the Zagros Mountains that constrain the construction of these hills. This is one of the most important creature that is unique to Iran. There are also salt caves in this world apart from the salt domes. The longest salt carve in the world is at over 64 km in the Namakdan Mountain.
there are also salt glaciers, salt valleys, karst sinkholes, and salt springs. The salt mountains can be damaged with the oil exploration. The impermeable rocks found in salt domes frequently traps petroleum beneath other rock layers. the water resistant salt domes are found with petroleum under the rock layers. There are also salt domes found in the United States, Mexico, the North Sea, Germany, and Romania and they are most important sources of petroleum.