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Karkas Photo: 'Karkas Mountains' by Hamid Mohammadnazar

Karkas Mountains

Karkas Mountains

Iran | Karkas

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The Karkas mountain chain (Persian رشته كوه كركس Reshteh kuh-e Karkas) is located in Central Iran. It ranges from Kashan to Ardestan over more than 100 km and is mainly composed of igneous (plutonic and volcanic), pyroclastic and somewhat sedimentary Tertiary rocks. In the central part, this mountain chain consists of a Precambrian-Paleozoic basement. The highest peak of the Karkas Mountains is 3895m which is close to Natanz.