Tectonic setting of the Troodos Massif in the East Mediterranean

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Authors:Robertson, A. H. F.; Woodcock, N. H.
Volume Title:Ophiolites; Proceedings, International ophiolite symposium
Volume Authors:Panayiotou, A., editor
Source:p.36-49; Ophiolites; International ophiolite symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 1-8, 1979, edited by A. Panayiotou. Publisher: Cyprus, Minist. Agric. Nat. Resour., Geol. Surv. Dep., Nicosia, Cyprus
Publication Date:1980
Note:In English. 140 refs.; illus. incl. sketch map
Summary:Outline reviews are given of the Mesozoic-Cainozoic geology of Cyprus, the Antalya complex, Alanya complex and Hatay region (Turkey), the Baer-Bassit region (Syria), the Levant, Sinai and Egypt, and the offshore E Mediterranean. The Troodos complex is seen as part of a sizeable ocean basin which originated by intra-continental rifting in the Late Triassic. The Troodos and part of the Antalya complex were created by a major pulse of Late Cretaceous ocean-floor spreading. Subsequent northward subduction of oceanic crust gave rise to related calc-alkaline to shoshonitic igneous rocks and volcaniclastic sediments. Consumption of oceanic crust eventually juxtaposed the Troodos with the Turkish margin, resulting in large-scale localized down-margin sliding and regions of tectonic imbrication of continental margin rocks. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Complexes; Igneous rocks; Ophiolite; Plate tectonics; Plutonic rocks; Tectonics; Tectonophysics; Ultramafics; Asia; Cyprus; East Mediterranean; Mediterranean Sea; Middle East; Troodos Massif
Abstract Numbers:84M/2068
Record ID:1981057957
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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