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This chapter describes the geological occurrences, mineralogical and geochemical diversity and petrogenetic importance of the ma?c and ultrama?c igneous (mainly plutonic) rocks in Japan. This chapter is divided intofive parts: (1) time-space distribution of ophiolitic rocks in Japan (AI); (2) ophiolitic rocks in SW Japan (AI); (3) ophiolitic rocks in Hokkaido (AI); (4) ophiolitic rocks in NE Honshu (KO); and (5) ultrama?c xenoliths from Japan (SA, SI, NA and MT).

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