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Ophiolitic association of Cape Fiolent area, southwestern Crimea

  • M. Yu. Promyslova
  • L. I. Demina
  • A. Yu. Bychkov
  • A. I. Gushchin
  • N. V. Koronovsky
  • V. V. Tsarev


An ophiolitic association consisting of serpentinized ultramafic rocks and serpentinite, layered mafic–ultramafic complex, gabbro and gabbrodolerite, fragments of parallel dike complex, pillow lava, black bedded chert, and jasper has been identified for the first time by authors in the Cape Fiolent area. The chemistry of pillow lavas and dolerites, including REE patterns and a wide set of other microelements, indicates suprasubduction nature of the ophiolites and their belonging to a backarc basin that has reached the stage of spreading in its evolution.


ophiolitic association serpentinite serpentinized peridotite pillow lava parallel dike complex geodynamic setting southwestern Crimea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Promyslova
    • 1
  • L. I. Demina
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Bychkov
    • 1
  • A. I. Gushchin
    • 1
  • N. V. Koronovsky
    • 1
  • V. V. Tsarev
    • 1
  1. 1.Geological FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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