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Special Issue "Petrogenesis of Ophiolites"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Interests: petrogenesis of ophiolites; genesis of chromitites and associated platinum-group minerals; synthesis of abiotic methane in serpentinites; mechanical behaviour of ophiolitic rocks; hazard risk assessment of asbestos fibers
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Interests: Igneous petrology; experimental petrology; high-temperature geochemistry; high-grade metamorphism; crustal anatexis; melt inclusions
Unravelling Earth’s history always attracts the interest of geoscientists and ophiolites represent a great proxy for understanding the development of large provinces of our planet. Ophiolites comprise key suites to understanding Earth’s Mantle and Oceanic Crust development and geotectonic evolution. Study of ore deposits in these complexes, like chromite, platinum-group minerals, copper, etc., may also significantly contribute in the determination of certain petrogenetic processes in the Earth’s interior. Apart from this, such concentrations in ophiolites comprise some of the largest ore deposits of high economic importance. This Special Issue aims to gather a number of widely accessible, peer-reviewed publications that will present recent developments on the petrogenesis of ophiolites, including magmatic and metamorphic assemblages, as well as their metallic concentrations. Contributions from geoscientists who deal with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, structural features, and mapping of ophiolites are very welcome.
Dr. Basilios Tsikouras
Dr. Antonio Acosta-Vigil
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- mafic and ultramafic rocks
- platinum group minerals
- geotectonic evolution
- mantle development
- oceanic crust
- cumulate rocks
- ore deposits
- metasomatic phenomena