Ophiolite Belts Through Time

  • A. Nicolas
Part of the Petrology and Structural Geology book series (PESG, volume 4)


Recalling the first question asked in the introduction of this book, how do ophiolites compare with oceanic lithosphere, we are tempted to answer that the best evidence that they do is their wide structural and petrological variety (chapter 8). This necessarily reflects a variety of oceanic situations and it excludes the possibility that a particular oceanic environment has been preferentially sampled to become an ophiolite.


Spreading Center Marginal Basin Passive Continental Margin Slow Spreading Ophiolite Belt 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nicolas
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of MontpellierFrance

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