Late Cretaceous to Paleogene post-obduction extension and subsequent Neogene compression in the Oman Mountains

@article{Fournier2006LateCT,
  title={Late Cretaceous to Paleogene post-obduction extension and subsequent Neogene compression in the Oman Mountains},
  author={Marc Fournier and Claude Lepvrier and P. Razin and Laurent Jolivet},
  journal={GeoArabia},
  year={2006}
}
After the obduction of the Semail ophiolitic nappe onto the Arabian Platform in the Late Cretaceous, north Oman underwent several phases of extension before being affected by compression in the framework of the Arabia-Eurasia convergence. A tectonic survey, based on structural analysis of fault-slip data in the post-nappe units of the Oman Mountains, allowed us to identify major events of the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonic history of northern Oman. An early ENE-WSW extensional phase is… 

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