Sedimentary rocks of Eocambrian Salt Range Formation to Miocene Kamlial Formation are present in the study area (Table 1).
The vertical movement of Eocambrian Salt Range Formation has resulted in the salt diapirism and halo-kinesis in the area.
Trans-Indus Ranges Thrust and Salt Range Thrust in the south along which the Eocambrian
to Pleistocene continental shelf sequence of Salt Range are thrusted southward over the Indo Gangetic Foredeep.
The listostratigraphic profile of the area is represented by the Precambrian crystalline basement, and deposits of the Eocambrian
, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Zechstein (Permian), Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Cenozoic periods.
The sedimentary sequence of the Indian Plate is exposed in SRPFB of Eocambrian
to Cenozoic age.
The Salt Range and Potwar Plateau are the external and the most recent expression of Himalayan shortening; a thin skinned fold-and-thrust belt in which Paleozoic to Holocene sediments are shortened above a ductile substrate of thick Eocambrian
evaporites of the Salt Range Formation (Lillie et al., 1987; Butler et al., 1987 and Baker, 1987; Nizami and Sheikh, 2007).
1985; Johnson and McLeod 1996) or Latest Neoproterozoic age (Eocambrian
of Currie 1988, 1989, 1992).
Within the study area the Kalabagh Fault juxtaposes the Indian shelf sequence underlain by Eocambrian
evaporites against deposits of the Indus River forming west verging folds and northeast dipping thrust and normal faults.
to Cenozoic sedimentary sequence of the Indian Plate is exposed in SRPFB.
Currie (1988, 1992, and 1997) argued that the entire sequence is probably "Eocambrian
" (Latest Neoproterozoic) and correlative with the Lorneville Beds near Saint John.
The time span from Eocambrian
to Cambrian let Peninsular India the part of East Gondwanaland to deposit a thick expanse ofsedimentary rocks.
The thrust sheet has a flat-ramp-flat geometry extending over about 90 km and riding over a cushion of EoCambrian