Contribution to the study of the ophiolites
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Contribution to the study of the ophiolites by George M. Paraskevopoulos

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Published by Grapheion Dēmosieumatōn tēs Akadēmias Athēnōn in Athēnai .
Written in English


  • Ophiolites.

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Edition Notes

Statementby George M. Paraskevopoulos.
SeriesPragmateiai tēs Akadēmias Athēnōn ;, t. 52
LC ClassificationsQE462.O6 P35 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1810601M
LC Control Number89220360

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The Italian contribution to the study of the Intra-Pontide Suture Zone in Central Turkey the southern ophiolites, 3) the Bajgan and Durkan Complexes and, finally, 4) the North Makran. Ophiolite literally means snakestone. In modern usage it refers to an intact section of oceanic lithosphere that has been thrust onto a continental margin. A typical section of oceanic lithosphere consists of ultramafic rock and serpentinite near its base, overlain by gabbro and basalt, with bedded chert or turbidite at the top. Ophiolites are characterized by a classic sequence of rocks. This sequence is well exposed at the Samail ophiolite. The base of the sequence is sedimentary rocks of the Arabian shield, not part of the ophiolite, on which the oceanic plate was pushed. From base to top the ophiolite is made of: peridotite, layered gabbro, massive gabbro, dikes. Start studying ophiolites. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Create. Log in Sign up. Log in Sign up. 9 terms. georgia_c1. ophiolites. STUDY. PLAY. what is an ophiolite. a section of obducted oceanic crust onto the overlying continental crust.

An ophiolite is a section of Earth's oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle that has been uplifted and exposed above sea level and often emplaced onto continental crustal rocks.. The Greek word ὄφις, ophis (snake) is found in the name of ophiolites, because of the superficial texture of some of tinite especially evokes a snakeskin.. The suffix lite from the Greek lithos. Fiigure published in , in the book of R. Staub, "Bou der Alpen." However, It would take 40 more years to develop a fuller understanding of the riddle of Alpine ophiolites. In the s, a wealth of new information from the study of oceanic floors revealed that, in the Earth’s past, oceans had been dynamically created instead of being. OPHIOLITES 5 al manhal number three unstable and convert rapidly into hydrated magnesium silicate minerals, forming serpent-like bands with vivid green/brown colours in the rock. A better understanding of how ophiolites can be 'beached' on dry land has only come about thanks to the very recent science of plate tectonics (see. Other articles where Ophiolite is discussed: igneous rock: Divergent plate boundaries: ultramafic rocks are known as ophiolites. Many geologists believe that ophiolites formed at oceanic ridges were emplaced by tectonic forces at convergent plate boundaries and then became exposed in highly deformed orogenic (mountain) belts. In fact, the same sequences of rocks were first reported in the.