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

SERPENTINES IN THE OPHIOLITE COMPLEXES OF THE VOURINOS AND KAMVOUNIA MTS. (NORTHERN GREECE)

Pages: 19 - 26

Authors: DUSAN HOVORKA, SERAFIM SAVVIDIS, JOZEF STANKOVIC, EVA SAMAJOVA, LYDIA TURANOVA

Abstract: The Vourinos as well as the Kamvounia ophiolite complexes yielded in origin of the serpentine-group minerals of different appearance. In this stage of laboratory studies we have concentrated on: a — filling of shear zones occurring within "basal serpentinites" of the Vourinos Complex (lizardite + chrysotile + splintery antigorite), b — the rock-forming mass of the Kamvounia massif (antigorite), c — slip-fiber "asbestos" within the Kamvounia massif (chrysotile + fibrous antigorite). While the Vourinos Complex during its geological history never reached greenschist facies conditions, the Kamvounia massif underwent metamorphic recrystallization under such conditions.

Keywords: Hellenides, Mesozoic, ophiolites, lizardite, chrysotile, antigorite

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