Xigaze and Trinity Ophiolites — Plagioclase Lherzolite Massifs: The Lherzolite Ophiolite Type

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


A few ophiolite massifs depart from the Oman type and seem to define a specific trend. In contrast with the Oman ophiolite, which is characterised by a depleted harzburgitic ultramafic section and defines the Harzburgite Ophiolite Type (HOT), these massifs which, among several other pecularities, have a lherzolitic or sublherzolitic ultramafic section, define the Lherzolitic Ophiolite Type (LOT) (Boucher and Nicolas, 1985). The differences between HOT and LOT are summarized and discussed in chapter 8.


Layered Gabbro Mineral Lineation Lhasa Block Diabase Dike Metamorphic Aureole 
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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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