Ophiolite obduction and the Samail Ophiolite: the behaviour of the underlying margin

  title={Ophiolite obduction and the Samail Ophiolite: the behaviour of the underlying margin},
  author={David Richard Gray and Robert T. Gregory},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={449 - 465}
  • D. Gray, R. Gregory
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Abstract Samail ophiolite emplacement has become a type-example for ophiolite obduction. Despite this, problems and controversy remain with respect to the age of high-P metamorphism, the vergence of structures in deformed rocks beneath the ophiolite, the suprasubduction character of the ophiolite and the P-T conditions of the metamorphic sole. The presence of major, regional-scale NE-facing isoclinal folds and SW- and west-dipping shear zones with top-to-the-NE shear sense in Arabian margin… 

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