Process of ophiolite emplacement in Oman and Newfoundland

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Abstract

The Semail Ophiolite in the Sultanate of Oman, and the Bay of Islands and St. Anthony Ophiolite Complexes in western Newfoundland show a similar multistage history of ophiolite obduction. This involved both intra-oceanic detachment of the ophiolite slabs and their emplacement onto the continental margin. Structural relations within these examples clearly indicate a complex scenario of assembly which involved initial delamination between the drift and rift facies segments of the continental margin sequence followed by major break-back (out-of-sequence) thrusting. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOphiolite genesis and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere. Proc. conference, Muscat, 1990
Pages501-516
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

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