"Mahab 4 and Maqail South are examples of the type of high-grade copper deposits that are characteristic of the Oman Ophiolite
Belt and will be in the vanguard of new copper mine developments in Oman.
Mg2+/Na+ demonstrated that the groundwater of the study area has genetic association with the igneous rocks of Bela Ophiolite
and sedimentary rocks of Ferozabad Group.
melange in the Baneh area with NW-SE trend continued to the west over the border of Iraq.
Copper, chromite, manganese, zinc and gold are distributed in an ophiolite
sequence that is between one and six kilometres thick.
The Muslim Bagh-Zhob Ophiolite
, west of the SFTB, were also obducted onto the passive margin of the Indian Plate along Zhob Valley Thrust during this phase (Alleman, 1979; Sarwar, 1992; Ahmed, 1996; Gnos et al., 1996; Kakar et al., 2012).
Sample sites revealed the highest concentration of cadmium (24.2-30.0 ppb - or parts per billion) to be in the north-eastern and south-eastern sector covering parts of all three geological areas of Bela Ophiolite
, Sandy Tract Recent as well as Sub-recent Sandy Tract.
UNESCO Chair on Ophiolite
Studies -- Earth Sciences.
Concept and the Evolution of Geological Thought.
Visit Ras Madrakah beach and enjoy strolling on the white sands and watching swarms of birds (the beach is characterized by the dark ophiolite
The Strongylos mine, which is on the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage Monuments as part of the Troodos Mountain ophiolite
-- a 90-million-year-old fragment of well-preserved oceanic crust and an excellent example of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit -- is about 2km south of Mathiatis community and is a gold mine dating back to 600BC.
The geologic units of the study area are divided into three principal zones that include the Semail nappes (ophiolite
), the Hawasina nappes, and the post-nappe strata units (Aruma Group and Tertiary bedrock and Quaternary alluvium) (Figure 1).
Worldwide, Oman is renowned for its ophiolite