Multiple generations of extensional detachments in the Rhodope Mountains (northern Greece): evidence of episodic exhumation of high-Pressure rocks
Published:January 01, 2002
Alexander Krohe, Evripidis Mposkos, 2002. "Multiple generations of extensional detachments in the Rhodope Mountains (northern Greece): evidence of episodic exhumation of high-Pressure rocks", The Timing and Location of Major Ore Deposits in an Evolving Orogen, D. J. Blundell, F. Neubauer, A. von Quadt
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An integrated structural and petrological study shows that exhumation of high-P rocks of the Rhodope occurred in several pulses. The structurally uppermost Kimi Complex recording an Early Cretaceous high-P metamorphism was exhumed between about 65 and >42 Ma. The Sidironero, Kardamos and Kechros Complexes that record Early Tertiary high-P metamorphism (at least 19 kbar at 700 °C) were exhumed at >42–30 Ma. Exhumation occurred with isothermal decompression. Strain episodes depict thrusting of medium/high grade above lower grade high-P rocks, syn-thrusting extension and post-thrusting extension. Polyphase extension created several generations of detachment zones, which, in sum,...
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The Timing and Location of Major Ore Deposits in an Evolving Orogen
As an outcome of the European Science Foundation scientific programme, GEODE, on geodynamics and ore deposit evolution, this book examines the underlying geodynamic processes that lead to the formation of ore deposits in order to discover what controls the timing and location of major ore deposits in an evolving orogen.
A collection of 19 research papers examines various aspects of ore genesis in the context of the geodynamic processes occurring within an evolving orogen. Although the majority of papers relate to Europe, their findings have a global significance for metallogenesis.
The book will be of interest to all those involved in research or mineral exploration concerned with metallogenesis. In addition, ore deposits provide new evidence about magmatism associated with transient, rapid changes in plate motions and subduction processes in unusual tectonic settings, and are therefore of interest to those involved in both the magmatic and tectonic processes of orogenesis.