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The importance of serpentinite mylonites for subduction and exhumation of oceanic crust.

Hermann, Joerg; Muntener, Othmar; Scambelluri, Marco


In the ultramatic Erro-Tobbio unit (Voltri-Massif: Western Alps) a set of overprinting structures in serpentinite mylonites is related to Alpine subduction to about 80 km depth and to subsequent exhumation. Antigorite mylonites are cut by en-echelon olivine veins, which in turn are dissected by multiple sets of shear bands containing olivine and titanian clinohumite. The transition from olivine-free to olivine-bearing structures indicates recrystallization during prograde metamorphism. All...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Tectonophysics
DOI: 10.1016/S0040-1951(00)00171-2


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