Salt Lake of Salt Dame of Qum - Iran
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Salt Lake of Salt Dame of Qum - Iran

by Saeed Jabbari Boukani, Tehran, Iran

The Qom salt dome is located at 25km NW of Qom city and in the N of the main Saveh- Qom road. Its structural position is in the western of Alborz anticlinal system of the Qom Alborz range and approximately which is of Mio-Pliocene age. It has a regular gentle morphological shape. It covers an area about 6.5km2with a height of 285m above the adjacent plain and 456km3 volumes at the surface.

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Konstantinos Kourtidis 14 years ago

This photo is also a very nice example of a so-called mirror image produced by still waters. Altough called mirror image, it is not a perfect mirror image. One reason for this is that the reflectivity of water is 100% only at 90 degt angle of incidence, hence the highest features in the image appear darker in the mirrore image.