Structural and tectonic evolution of the Jabal Sumeini – Al Ain – Buraimi region, northern Oman and eastern United Arab Emirates

  title={Structural and tectonic evolution of the Jabal Sumeini – Al Ain – Buraimi region, northern Oman and eastern United Arab Emirates},
  author={Michael P. Searle and Mohammed Y. Ali},
Four main Late Cretaceous and Tertiary phases of crustal shortening and thrust-related deformation are recognised in the northern Oman Mountains, each phase ending with a regional unconformity throughout the Oman Mountains and the UAE foreland. The earliest is the major thrust emplacement of the Semail Ophiolite, and underlying Haybi, Hawasina and Sumeini duplexes from NE to SW onto the depressed northeastern continental margin of the Arabian Plate during the Cenomanian to Campanian-early… 

Structural evolution of Jabal Qumayrah: A salt-intruded culmination in the northern Oman Mountains

The Jabal Qumayrah area of the northern Oman Mountains records the evolution and subsequent destruction of a Mesozoic passive continental margin in the Oman segment of the Neo-Tethys Ocean,

Subsidence History and Seismic Stratigraphy of the Western Musandam Peninsula, Oman–United Arab Emirates Mountains

Seismic reflection profiles, exploratory well, and outcrop data are used to determine the stratigraphy and tectonic subsidence and uplift history of the western Musandam peninsula. Five major

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

Salt intrusions in Jabal Qumayrah, northern Oman Mountains: Implications from structural and gravity investigations

The Jabal Qumayrah area, 50 km ESE of Al Ain and Buraimi, preserves a culmination of Jurassic and Cretaceous continental slope deposits (Sumeini Group) that was emplaced during the Late Cretaceous

Structure of the northern Oman Mountains from the Semail Ophiolite to the Foreland Basin

Abstract The northern Oman Mountains record the Late Cretaceous emplacement of the Semail Ophiolite and associated subduction trench and deeper-water sediments into a foredeep on the downwarped

Tectonics of the Musandam Peninsula and northern Oman Mountains: From ophiolite obduction to continental collision

The tectonics of the Musandam Peninsula in northern Oman shows a transition between the Late Cretaceous ophiolite emplacement related tectonics recorded along the Oman Mountains and Dibba Zone to

Tectono‐Stratigraphic Evolution of the Foreland Fold‐and‐Thrust Belt of the United Arab Emirates

The subsurface and surface structural geometries of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fold‐and‐thrust belt (FTB) and foreland basins are interpreted from seismic, well data, and surface geology. Twelve

Structure and metamorphism beneath the obducting Oman ophiolite: Evidence from the Bani Hamid granulites, northern Oman mountains

The Cretaceous Semail ophiolite (northern Oman and the United Arab Emirates) includes an intact thrust slice of Tethyan oceanic crust and upper mantle formed above a northeast-dipping subduction zone

Seismic stratigraphy and subsidence history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rifted margin and overlying foreland basins

Regional seismic reflection profiles and deep exploratory well data have been used to determine the structure and evolution of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rifted margin and overlying foreland



Maastrichtian to early Tertiary stratigraphy and palaeogeography of the Central and Northern Oman Mountains

Abstract Maastrichtian to Tertiary sedimentary rocks outcrop extensively around the periphery of the Oman Mountains. They form part of a geologically distinct suite of strata deposited after

Stratigraphic architecture of the northern Oman continental margin - Mesozoic Hamrat Duru Group, Hawasina complex, Oman

The Triassic to Late Cretaceous deep-marine sediments of the Hamrat Duru Group, Oman Mountains, represent a subunit of the Hawasina nappe-complex which was deposited in a deep marine basin. During

Thrust tectonics of the Dibba zone and the structural evolution of the Arabian continental margin along the Musandam mountains (Oman and United Arab Emirates)

  • M. Searle
  • Geology
    Journal of the Geological Society
  • 1988
In the northern Oman Mountains several major thrust sheets of Tethyan oceanic rocks (Dibba zone) and a 12km+ thick complete ophiolite sequence have been thrust westward onto the depressed Arabian

Structure of the Musandam culmination (Sultanate of Oman and United Arab Emirates) and the Straits of Hormuz syntaxis

  • M. Searle
  • Geology
    Journal of the Geological Society
  • 1988
The Musandam Mountains form a link, both in time and space, between the late Cretaceous ophiolite obduction tectonics of the Oman Mountains and the late Tertiary continental collision tectonics of

Structural Style and Stratigraphy of the Huwayyah Anticline: an Example of an Al-Ain Tertiary Fold, Northern Oman Mountains

Detailed field mapping and structural studies in the Jebel Auha-Jebel Huwayyah area northeast of Al-Ain indicate that folding of neoautochthonous sedimentary rocks produced the

Sedimentary and structural evolution of a continental margin transform lineament: the Hatta Zone, Northern Oman Mountains

Abstract The Hatta Zone, Northern Oman Mountains, is interpreted as a c. 50 km long left-lateral offset of the North Oman passive continental margin that was generated by right-lateral transform

Late Cretaceous Nappes in Oman Mountains and Their Geologic Evolution: REPLY TO J. D. MOODY

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

Structural evolution of the Suneinah Foreland, Central Oman Mountains

Abstract In the early Mesozoic, the Suneinah Foreland of the central Oman Mountains lay on the flank of a north facing Tethyan rift margin. By the end of the Middle Cretaceous, this had evolved into

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