January 18, 2012
Mantle Peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Over the past couple of weeks, I posted pictures of pillow basalts and sheeted dikes in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman. To round out the crustal ophiolite sequence, I thought I would post a couple of pictures of mantle peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite. As you can see in the below pictures, mantle peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite is generally highly-weathered and a dullish brown color. Harzburgite tends to be a darker red-brown color while dunite is a lighter tan (or “dun”, hence the name) color.
a landscape only a geologist could love! It’s all ROCKS! Looking forward to more Oman photographs
Really your texts is very interesting