The Dun Mountain ultramafic belt Permian oceanic crust and upper mantle in New Zealand

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Geologic evidence suggests that the Dun Mountain ultramafic belt in New Zealand is the basal part of a Lower Permian ophiolite suite. By analogy with other ophiolite suites, and as a result of marine geophysical studies of the present ocean basins, the ophiolite is believed to represent oceanic crust and upper mantle upon which the Upper Permian Maitai Group was deposited. After this, much of the ultramafic belt was extensively deformed to tectonic melange.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The Dun Mountain ultramafic belt Permian oceanic crust and upper mantle in New Zealand
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 1
Issue 5
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 529
Last page 534
Country New Zealand
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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