Facies analysis and depositional environment of Sinjar Formation in Darabandi basara anticline ,Sulaimani area ,Northern Iraq


The microfacies study of SInjar Formation (Late Paleocene –early Eocene) at the Darbandi basara anticline ,Sulaimani area ,northern Iraq cleared that the succession is composed of two microfacies .One of them grain supported(Lime packstone micofacies ) which it divided into three submicrofacies ,while the another microfacies mud supported(Mudstone microfacies). According to the pattern of vertical and lateral distribution to these facies ,which revealed the succession to this Formation was deposited at Shoal environment within fore reef .