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The 162-Ma Josephine ophiolite was emplaced over an active mafic batholith (Chetco River complex) along the Madstone thrust in southwestern Oregon during the Nevadan orogeny, beginning at ∼155 Ma. Strongly deformed amphibolite and minor quartzite occur between the ophiolite and the batholith and are interpreted to make up a metamorphic sole formed during thrusting. Retrograde metamorphism is ubiquitous, and amphibolite has been locally converted to greenschist-facies mafic phyllonite adjacent to the Madstone thrust. Pegmatite dikes locally cut the amphibolite but are also penetratively deformed, indicating syntectonic intrusion. A geochronologic study (Harper and others, 1989) indicates cooling from ∼450°C at 153...

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