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Peter Sonnefeld:

Eurasian ophiolites and the Phanerozoic Tethys Sea

1978. 88 pages, 20 figures, 4 tables, 16x24cm, 250 g
Language: English

(Geotectonic Research, Volume 56)

ISBN 978-3-510-50022-2, paperback, price: 29.00 €

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Zusammenfassung
Abstract 2
Resume 3
Background 5
History 5
Character of the Tethys 6
The pre-Hercynian Tethys or Paleo-Tethys 6
General 6
The Lower Paleozoic Tethys 8
The Mediterranean macro-isthmus and the Paratethys Sea 12
The Mid-Paleozoic Tethys 13
A summary of the pre-Hercynian Tethys 15
Pre-Hercynian ophiolites 15
The post-Hercynian Tethys 18
Extent of the Permian Tethys 18
Position of the Permian Tethys 19
The Mesozoic Tethys 21
The Cenozoic Tethys 24
A summary of the post-Hercynian Tethys 24
Width of Tethys 24
Post-Hercynian ophiolites 25
Permian mafics and ophiolites 25
Mesozoic Tethyan ophiolites 26
Other Mesozoic ophiolites 30
Nature of ophiolites 33
Ophiolitic lavas as marine equivalents of plateau basalts 33
Ophiolites as products of distension 35
Depositional environment of ophiolites 37
Interpretation of ophiolites 41
Available hypotheses 41
Available data 42
Double track mantle plumes 46
Cenozoic basalts and ophiolites 46
Deep fracturing 56
The East-Asiatic Rift 56
Interpretation of double track 58
The rising magma 61
The Tethys as a taphrogenic eugeosyncline 64
Stages in the development of the Tethys 65
The Tethys and the Mediterranean Sea 69
Economic aspects 69
Conclusions 70
Acknowledgements 72
References cited 73