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By Dr. Robert G. Coleman (auth.)

I used to be invited to put in writing this publication as a part of the Minerals, Rocks and natural fabrics sequence of Springer-Verlag via Professor Peter J. Wyllie in 1974. Ophiolites have preoccupied me ever seeing that 1948 as a graduate scholar and as much as the current time as a part of my learn with the U.S. Geological Survey. in this interval ophiolite, an imprecise eu geological time period, has attained an ever-increasing significance, is now used to incorporate all fragments of historic oceanic lithosphere included into the orogenic zones of recent and old continental margins, and is a customary a part of the plate tectonic paradigm. the aim of this publication is to supply a kick off point for somebody attracted to the history and nation of data touching on ophiolites (ancient oceanic lithosphere). simply because ophiolites symbolize fragments of previous oceanic crust their tectonic surroundings and age are vitally important within the reconstruction of old plate barriers. current­ day plate tectonic theories contain the iteration and disposal of oceanic lithosphere, in order that those old fragments of oceanic lithosphere can be utilized on to reconstruct stipulations in the historical oceans. due to the fact that 1970, quite a few conferences and meetings at once regarding ophiolites have motivated around the globe curiosity within the topic. As a part of the foreign Correlation software, the undertaking "Ophiolites of Continents and related Oceanic Rocks," used to be initiated through Dr. N. Bogdanov, Geological Institute, Moscow. This undertaking has introduced jointly a global team that has all in favour of the phenomenal difficulties and is now generating an international map of ophiolite distribution.

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