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Structural evolution of Jabal Qumayrah: A salt-intruded culmination in the northern Oman Mountains

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The Jabal Qumayrah area of the northern Oman Mountains records the evolution and subsequent destruction of a Mesozoic passive continental margin in the Oman segment of the Neo-Tethys Ocean, followed by the re-establishment of a passive margin, punctuated by phases of Tertiary compression. Almost uniquely along the Oman Mountains, it also contains intrusions of salt. Detachment of oceanic sediments and volcanics during the early phases of NE-directed subduction beneath the nascent Semail Ophio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
GEOARABIA
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-150
Publication date:
2012
ISSN:
1025-6059
URN:
uuid:f69b1e13-97e2-4cd2-a264-5be022a38ffd
Source identifiers:
333668
Local pid:
pubs:333668
Language:
English

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