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Ophiolite Photo Glossary

Cyprus Ophiolite (from bottom to top)

 
 
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Massive dunite, Troodos Mts




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Peridotite, Troodos Mts


 
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asbestos veining in peridotite, Troodos Mts


 
Hammer near rock
layered gabbros, Troodos Mts


 
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magmatic layering, gabbro, Troodos Mts


 
 
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mafic dikes cutting massive gabbro, Troodos Mts


 
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sheeted dikes, Troodos (Jon Naden from BGS for scale)


 
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sheeted dikes, Troodos Complex, Cyprus


 
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epidosite, N Troodos (Simon Jowett for scale)


 
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epidosite close-up


 
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pillow lavas cut by dikes, N Troodos foothills


 
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pillow lavas, N Troodos foothills

 
hyaloclastite
hyaloclastite


 
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gossan cap


 
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gossan and massive sulfide open pit, N Troodos


 
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Old Roman copper workings, Troodos


 
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banded and disseminated massive sulfide ore, N Troodos


 
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pillow lavas overlain by manganese umbers


 
 
pillow lava/umber contact
pillow lava/umber contact




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pillow lava/chalk contact (Lefkara Formation)

 
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View towards the south of the N Troodos Mts which expose the complete ophiolite sequence