Preserving Oman's geological heritage: proposal for establishment of World Heritage Sites, National GeoParks and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

@inproceedings{Searle2014PreservingOG,
  title={Preserving Oman's geological heritage: proposal for establishment of World Heritage Sites, National GeoParks and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)},
  author={Michael P. Searle},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract The Oman Mountains contain a number of unique and very special geological sites of World Heritage importance. Large-scale developments in Oman and UAE have already affected some of these sites and it is now crucial to preserve these sites for posterity in law before urban development destroys them forever. This paper outlines the geological importance of 50 sites as National GeoParks and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Three geological sites in Oman are so unique and so… 
Geo-heritage and Conservation
Eastern Arabia includes some of the most iconic landscapes on Earth from the Oman–UAE Mountains to the vast sand deserts of the Rub al-Khali. The coastline of Musandam with its drowned fjords, steep
New Evidence of the Bangestan Geoheritage Resource in Iran: Beyond Hydrocarbon Reserves
Iran boasts internationally important deposits of hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons can be regarded not only as an exceptional energy resource, but also a geological heritage (geoheritage) resource. A
Tectonic evolution of the Oman Mountains: an introduction
It is now more than 20 years since the GeologicalSociety published The Geology and Tectonics ofthe Oman Region (Robertson et al. 1990) as oneof its early special publications. That volume, the‘blue
Late-stage tectonic evolution of the Al-Hajar Mountains, Oman: new constraints from Palaeogene sedimentary units and low-temperature thermochronometry
Abstract Mountain building in the Al-Hajar Mountains (NE Oman) occurred during two major shortening stages, related to the convergence between Africa–Arabia and Eurasia, separated by nearly 30 Ma of
A preliminary survey of the insect fauna of the Hajar Mountain Range, Oman
ABSTRACT The Hajar Mountain Range of Northern Oman is an important centre of species endemism, and of biogeographical interest as a crossroads between the Afrotropical and Palaearctic regions.
Ophiolites and Regional Tectonics
Ophiolites are large-scale thrust sheets of oceanic crust and upper mantle rocks that have been emplaced (obducted) onto continental crust. The formal definition of an ophiolite complex dates back to
Geology of the Oman–United Arab Emirates Mountains
The geological record in the Oman–UAE mountains and the interior from Precambrian to the present day can be broadly divided into seven major tectonic units, based on outcrop mapping, well data,
A New Species of the Oriental Ground-Beetle Genus Dioryche MacLeay (Coleoptera, Carabidae) from Oman
Dioryche MacLeay, 1825 is a moderately diverse selenophorine genus distributed in the Oriental Region. In this contribution, D. orszuliki sp. n. is described from the extreme southwest of the
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 125 REFERENCES
Surface-piercing salt domes of interior North Oman, and their significance for the Ara carbonate ‘stringer’ hydrocarbon play
The six surface-piercing salt domes of interior North Oman form prominent topographic and geological features in an otherwise flat, rocky desert environment. These domes in the central part of the
Geologic section through the Samail Ophiolite and associated rocks along a Muscat‐Ibra Transect, southeastern Oman Mountains
Regional mapping at a 1 : 60,000 scale of a 30-km strip from the Gulf of Oman (Muscat) across the Oman Mountains, 130 km to the south, provides the geologic setting for the (∼95 m.y.) Ibra section of
The Geology and Tectonics of Oman and of Parts of South-Eastern Arabia
  • G. M. Lees
  • Geology
    Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
  • 1928
The raison d'être of the great mountain-range of Oman, projecting like a buttress across the entrance to the Persian Gulf, is an alluring problem for geologists and geographers alike. This rugged
Outcrop sedimentology of the Natih Formation, northern Oman: A field guide to selected outcrops in the Adam Foothills and Al Jabal al Akhdar areas
This field guide describes eleven outcrops of the Natih Formation in the Al Jabal al Akhdar-Jabal Shams and Adam Foothills areas, not far from Nizwa, at the foot of the Oman Mountains. The outcrops
Dating the geologic history of Oman’s Semail ophiolite: insights from U-Pb geochronology
Eclogites from the deepest structural levels beneath the Semail ophiolite, Oman, record the subduction and later exhumation of the Arabian continental margin. Published ages for this high pressure
Tectonics, geochronology and geochemistry of the Precambrian rocks of Oman
Abstract precambrian rocks crop out in NE Oman (Qalhat and Jebel Ja’alan), in SE Oman (near Mirbat) and offshore on the Kuria Muria Islands. Similar rocks occur on Socotra and Abd el Kuri. In all
Late Precambrian-Cambrian Sediments of Huqf Group, Sultanate of Oman
The Huqf Group is the oldest known sedimentary sequence overlying crystalline basement in the Sultanate of Oman. It crops out on a broad regional high, the Huqf Axis, which forms a dominating
Updoming, rifting and continental margin development during the Late Palaeozoic in northern Oman
Abstract Subsurface data from northern interior Oman and new surface data from the Oman Mountains imply that the north Oman passive continental margin developed in the Permian. Late Carboniferous and
The Maastrichtian transgression onto the northwestern flank of the Proto-Oman Mountains: sequences of rudist-bearing beach to open shelf facies
Abstract The Maastrichtian Qahlah and Simsima Formations, the first autochthonous deposits on the obducted Oman ophiolite complex, crop out in a gridle of jebels around the Oman Mountains. Those
Late Cretaceous Nappes in Oman Mountains and Their Geologic Evolution
The rocks of the central Oman Mountains can be divided into five main units. These comprise, from bottom to top: a pre-Permian basement that stratigraphically is overlain by mostly shallow-marine
...
1
2
3
4
5
...