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Marazad folding geosite

Flysch deposits are composed of regular and rhythmic sequence of sandstone and shale and thus they show a relatively high plasticity. Therefore, in contrast to the rigid layers such as limestone and dolomites with brittle deformations, flysch deposits form different size folds with short wavelengths (Ductile deformation). This is the case in the Aras Geopark. One of the areas where such structures can be seen is south of the village of Marazad, 17 km east of Jolfa. In this region, asymmetrical folds have been formed in a north-south trend. The southern limb is steeper and overturned in some cases.