May 30, 2017

A "Stratigraphy of the Nakhchyvan Autonomous Republic" monograph has been edited at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The monograph’s authors are: the head of the Department of Paleontology and Stratigraphy Sh.A. Babayev (Sc.D. (Geology and Mineralogy)), Head of the Department of Geotectonics and Regional Geology T.N. Kengerli (Corresponding Member of ANAS) and A.B. Mammadov. According to the International Stratigraphic Scale all systems, divisions and stages of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic, as well as the deposits developed on the territory of the Nakhchyvan AR were described in this paper. A detailed description of the local stratigraphic subdivisions (suites and subsuites), faunistic properties due to the deposits’s age and also the key sections of different-age of the lithologic and stratigraphic complexes were given based on the results of the long-term scientific-thematic and geological surveying.

This work, providing for the first time a full appreciation of the Nakhchyvan AR stratigraphy and written in Azerbaijani language, is a complete database for specialists of various scientific-research and production structures of the appropriate field, and can be widely used as a visual aid for further studies in the region. The monograph can also be used as a teaching aid for bachelors and masters of the geological faculties of universities.

At the monograph’s end an extensive review of the represented data is given in English, allowing the wide international geological community to get acquainted with the received data on local stratigraphic units of Nakhchyvan AR and to correlate them with stratigraphic division of the structural and compositional complexes of surrounding regions.

The monograph will be published during the next days by the publishing house "Nafta-Press".

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