Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Geology of the Tigris River with Emphasize on the Iraqi Part

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    The Tigris River is the longest river in Iraq with 5 main tributaries inside Iraq. The river flows from the Eastern highlands of Turkey then crosses the Iraqi territory from extreme north-western part to the central part then meets with the Euphrates River in the southern part. The geology of the Tigris Riverís basin is presented with emphasize on the Iraqi part. Besides, the stratigraphy of the basin, the tectonic style, main geomorphological features and mineralsí resources are presented within the basin too. Wide range of rocks; age wise, are exposed in the basin, with different economic potentials at different parts of the basin. This study is a unique one, which deals with the geology of the Tigris Riverís basin. It is conducted using the most relevant updated geological data.

    Keywords: Tigris River, Tributaries, Geology, Mineral potential