Special Issue "Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry of Ophiolitic Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Claudio Marchesi
Oceanic mantle peridotites and crustal igneous rocks in ophiolites sample lithosphere shaped in different tectonic settings, such as mid-ocean ridges, passive margins, plumes and island arcs. These rocks may record a complex tectono-magmatic evolution, including multiple stages of melt extraction, mantle-melt reaction, crustal production, interaction with fluids and deformation. Deciphering the fingerprints of this evolution is fundamental to comprehend how the oceanic lithosphere is generated, modified, recycled and/or accreted at plate boundaries. This Special Issue aims to gather studies that constrain the igneous, metamorphic and tectonic evolution of oceanic lithosphere exposed in ophiolites, in particular focusing on implications for its construction and alteration at mid-ocean ridges, back-arc basins, and subduction zones. This Special Issue intends to present a comprehensive view of the mineralogical and geochemical features of ophiolites at very different scales (from sub-microscopic minerals to km-scale massifs) and using different geochemical systems (e.g., lithophile, siderophile, chalcophile elements and related isotopes).
Dr. Claudio Marchesi
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- mantle melting
- melt-rock interaction
- crustal accretion
- trace elements
- radiogenic isotopes
- platinum-group minerals