Original paper

Eclogites associated with high-grade blueschists in the Cyclades archipelago, Greece: A review

Okrusch, Martin; Bröcker, Michael

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 2 Number 4 (1990), p. 451 - 478

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published: Aug 31, 1990
manuscript accepted: Mar 28, 1990
manuscript received: Dec 5, 1989

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2/4/0451

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Abstract The lowermost group of units of the Attic-Cycladic crystalline complex is formed by a stacked sequence of thrust sheets composed of a Permo-Mesozoic sequence of marbles, metapelites, acid and basic metavolcanites underlain by remnants of a pre-Alpidic crystalline basement. The complex underwent a high-pressure metamorphism in Eocene times and was affected by a Oligo-/Miocene medium-pressure overprint under greenschist to amphibolite fades conditions. The high-pressure assemblages, best preserved on the islands of Sifnos and Syros conform to the transition from the epidote-blueschist to the eclogite facies with temperatures of about 450-500 °C and pressures in the range between 12 and 20 kbar. The high-pressure event is inferred to be related to the northward directed subduction of the Apulian microplate beneath the Eurasian continent.


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