International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

VOURINOS COMPLEX (GREECE) — AN EXAMPLE OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN OPHIOLITE

Pages: 11 - 18

Authors: SERAFIM SAVVIDIS, DUSAN HOVORKA

Abstract: The Vourinos Ophiolite Complex, (northern Greece) of Jurassic emplacement, is one of the most intensively studied Mediterranean ophiolites. A highly depleted upper mantle of harzburgite character (in the basal section represented by "basal serpentinites") was generated in a spreading environment. The harzburgite tectonites are overlain by crustal magmatites of cumulate type. In vertical section they gradually change from Ol-rich to Plg-dominated cumulates. Exploitable chromite concentrations together with newly described mineralization of Pt-group minerals underline its economical importance.

Keywords: Hellenides, Mesozoic ophiolites, geodynamic evolution

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