Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains

Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains

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The Oman Mountains contain one of the worlda€™s best- exposed and best-understood folda€“thrust belts and the largest, best-exposed and most intensively studied ophiolite complex on Earth. This volume presents new international research from authors currently active in the field focusing on the geology of the Oman Mountains, the foreland region, the carbonate platforms of Northern and Central Oman and the underlying basement complex. In addition there is a particular focus on geoconservation in the region. The volume is divided into three main sections that discuss the tectonics of the Arabian plate using insights from geophysics, petrology, structural geology, geochronology and palaeontology; the petrology and geochemistry of the Oman Ophiolite and the sedimentary and hydrocarbon systems of Oman, drawing on the geophysics, structure and sedimentology of these systems. The volume is enhanced by numerous colour images provided courtesy of Petroleum Development Oman.Heward, A. P. aamp; Al-Rawahi, Z. 2008. Qarn Sahmah Salt Dome. Geological Society of Oman Field Guide No. 27, 13a€“14 March, 2008, 32pp. Hudson, R. G. S. 1958. In Discussion of King, L.C. 1958. Palaeogeography of Gondwanaland duringanbsp;...

Title:Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains
Author: H.R. Rollinson, M.P. Searle, I.A. Abbasi, A. Al-Lazki, M.H. Al-Kindi
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2014-04-07

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