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Tectonics : Territorially, the region embraces the North-West Badakhshan (the Safedhirs and Khwaja Mohammad ridges) and Western Hendukush, adjoining throughout its length the Region of Middle Cimmerian Folding along the Main Hari Rod and Central Badakhshan faults. In a north-easterly direction,

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The Afghanistan-North Pamir Folded RegionTectonics :Territorially, the region embraces the North-West Badakhshan (the Safedhirs and Khwaja Mohammad ridges) and Western Hendukush, adjoining throughout its length the Region of Middle Cimmerian Folding along the Main Hari Rod and Central Badakhshan faults. In a north-easterly direction, the Hercynian structures of the North-West Badakhshan pass directly into Hercynides of the North Pamir and the latter pass into the structures of the Kun Lun. In a south-westerly direction, the structures of the Western Hendukush turn gently north-westwards and disappear under the Sedimentary Cover of the North Afghanistan Platform, appearing there in the cores of positive structures and deep incisions of valleys. These structures represent the Folded Basement of the North Afghanistan Platform.Structure The internal structure of the Afghanistan-Nort

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