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The close association of serpentinites, basalts and radiolarites, later known as the Steinmann Trinity, was clearly described by Steinmann from the south Pennine Arosa zone and its southern prolongation, the Platta nappe of the eastern Swiss Alps. This classical ‘ophiolite’ is distinctly different from typical fast-spreading ridge associations and can be compared with the transitional crust occurring along non-volcanic passive continental margins in present-day oceans. It includes serpentinized peridotites that we interpret as subcontinental mantle rocks, which were exhumed along low-angle detachment faults and locally overlain by extensional allochthons of continental crust, minor gabbroic intrusions, tholeiitic pillow lavas and...

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