Is the oceanic Moho a serpentinization front?

  title={Is the oceanic Moho a serpentinization front?},
  author={Timothy A. Minshull and Mark R. Muller and Craig Robinson and Rachel S. White and Mike J. Bickle},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={71 - 80}
Abstract Our main constraint on the volume of melt coming out of the mantle at mid-ocean ridges is the thickness of oceanic crust determined by seismic methods. The recovery of serpentinized peridotites in the rift valleys of slow-spreading ridges has led recently to a revival of the suggestion that the seismically defined lower oceanic crust may include partially serpentinized peridotite. Both seismic and geochemical data from a recent experiment on the very slow-spreading Southwest Indian… 

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