Zabargad (St. John's) Island; an uplifted fragment of sub-Red Sea lithosphere

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.140.4.0677
Authors:Bonatti, Enrico; Clocchiatti, R.; Colantoni, P.; Gelmini, R.; Marinelli, G.; Ottonello, Giulio; Santacroce, R.; Taviani, M.; Abdel-Meguid, A. A.; Assaf, H. S.; El Tahir, M. A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., Palisades, NY 10964, United States
Other:
CNR, Ist. Geol. Mar., Italy
Univ. Paris Sud, France
Univ. Modena, Italy
Univ. Pisa, Italy
Nucl. Mater. Corp., Egypt
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, 140(4), p.677-690. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs.; Contrib. No. 3466. 2 p. refs.; illus.
Summary:This small island in the northern part of the Red Sea (23°-24°N) consists mainly of fresh spinel lherzolites which equilibrated last at a depth of >30 km in the mantle. The peridotite bodies are in tectonic contact with a metamorphic formation of gneissic and amphibolitic rocks, and peridotites and metamorphic rocks are both cut by several generations of basaltic dykes. Localized metasomatic mineralizations gave peridot, cancrinite, scapolite and garnierite. The uplift of upper mantle ultramafic bodies with fragments of crust might have occurred in the early stages of development of the rift which preceded the formation of the Red Sea. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Basalts; Carbonate rocks; Cenozoic; Composition; Cretaceous; Diabase; Dikes; Garnierite; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Limestone; Lithosphere; Mesozoic; Metamorphic rocks; Metasomatism; Miocene; Neogene; Nesosilicates; Olivine; Olivine group; Orthosilicates; Paleocene; Paleogene; Paleozoic; Pan-African Orogeny; Peridotites; Petrology; Plate tectonics; Pleistocene; Plutonic rocks; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Quaternary; Sedimentary rocks; Silicates; Spinel lherzolite; Tectonics; Tertiary; Ultramafic composition; Ultramafics; Uplifts; Upper Precambrian; Volcanic rocks; Africa; Egypt; Indian Ocean; North Africa; Red Sea; Old Reef Limestone Formation; Zabargad; Zabargad Formation
Abstract Numbers:84M/0985
Record ID:1985080243
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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