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Core-complex-related extension of the Aegean lithosphere initiated at the Eocene-Oligocene transition

Forster, Margaret; Lister, Gordon


Core-complex-related stretching of the Aegean hthosphere was accommodated in part by the South Cyclades Shear Zone (SCSZ), which outcrops on the islands of Ios and Thera, Aegean Sea, Greece. This paper reports new microstructurally focused 40Ar/39Ar geochronology that suggests the SCSZ initiated just before the time of the Eocene-Oligocene transition (at ̃35 Ma). Therefore it is not only Miocene extension that led to the Tethyan metamorphic core complexes exposed in the Cycladic archipelago. It...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research
DOI: 10.1029/2007JB005382


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