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The Qom salt dome is located at 25 km northwest of Qom city and to the north 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 6.5 km2 with a height of 285 m above the adjacent plain and 456 km3 volume at the surface.
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