Petrology and Structural Geology

Mantle and Lower Crust Exposed in Oceanic Ridges and in Ophiolites

Contributions to a Specialized Symposium of the VII EUG Meeting, Strasbourg, Spring 1993

Editors: Vissers, R.L.M, Nicolas, Adolphe (Eds.)

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This volume follows a Specialized Symposium on "Mantle denudation in slow spreading ridges and in ophiolites", held at the XII EUG Meeting in Strasbourg, spring 1993. During the meeting it was felt that the contribu­ tions to the Symposium justified a volume presenting its main scientific achievements. The present title of the volume shows that the center of inter­ est has slightly shifted with respect to the initial objective: in order to under­ stand the processes involved in accretion taking place at oceanic ridges, it is crucial to study the interaction between uppermost mantle and lower crust. The approach favored here is that of petrological and structural analysis of oceanic rocks in present-day oceanic ridges combined with similar studies in ophiolites. Rock specimen collected by submersibles or dredge hauls in oceanic ridge environments provide a "ground truth". However, except for areas such as the MARK (Mid-Atlantic Ridge ne ar Kane fracture zone) where, thanks to multiple submersible dives, the local geology is known with aprecision even better than in many onshore ophiolites, mutual rela­ tionships between uppermost mantle and lower crust are poorly known. In contrast, onshore ophiolites provide a necessary large-scale picture built up over many years of structural and petrological mapping.

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` ... presents the most recent data and interpretations from several key ophiolite complexes and mid-ocean-ridge segments and, as such, it is a good reference book for research on any aspect of oceanic crust generation. I highly recommend it for graduate students and professionals actively studying mid-ocean-ridge tectonics and sea-floor spreading.'
Journal of Geoscience Education, 45 (1997)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-2

    Vissers, R. L. M. (et al.)

  • An Ultramafic Lift at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Successive Stages of Magmatism in Serpentinized Peridotites from the 15°N Region

    Pages 5-34

    Cannat, Mathilde (et al.)

  • Gabbroic Dikelets in Serpentinized Peridotites from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 23°20’N

    Pages 35-69

    Tartarotti, P. (et al.)

  • Mafic and Ultramafic Intrusions into Upper Mantle Peridotites from Fast Spreading Centers of the Easter Microplate (South East Pacific)

    Pages 71-120

    Constantin, M. (et al.)

  • Plastic Deformation of Gabbros in a Slow-spreading Mesozoic Ridge: Example of the Montgenèvre Ophiolite, Western Alps

    Pages 123-145

    Caby, R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mantle and Lower Crust Exposed in Oceanic Ridges and in Ophiolites
Book Subtitle
Contributions to a Specialized Symposium of the VII EUG Meeting, Strasbourg, Spring 1993
Editors
  • R.L.M Vissers
  • Adolphe Nicolas
Series Title
Petrology and Structural Geology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8585-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8585-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3491-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4557-7
Series ISSN
0924-1957
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 216
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