Ophiolites and ultramafic rocks
Akira Ishiwatari, Kazuhito Ozawa, Shoji Arai, Satoko Ishimaru, Natsue Abe, Miyuki Takeuchi, 2016. "Ophiolites and ultramafic rocks", The Geology of Japan, Teresa Moreno, Simon Wallis, Tomoko Kojima, Wes Gibbons
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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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The Geology of Japan
It has been 25 years since publication of the most recent English language summary of the geology of Japan. This book offers an up-to-date comprehensive guide for those interested both in the geology of the Japanese islands and geological processes of island arcs in general. It contains contributions from over 70 different eminent researchers in their fields and is divided into 12 main chapters:
Geological Evolution of Japan: an Overview;
Regional Tectonostratigraphy (consisting of seven separate sections giving full coverage both to the different geographic regions and different geological ages);
Ophiolites and Ultramafic Units;
Neogene-Quaternary Sedimentary Successions;
Deep Seismic Structure;
Coastal Geology and Oceanography;
Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources;
Field Geotraverse, Geoparks and Geomuseums (with information on travelling by public transport to see some of the great geological sites of Japan).
Each chapter includes the unique contribution of an extensive aid to the written forms of geology-related names in Japanese.