March 23, 2015
Monday Geology Picture: Samail Ophiolite Plane View
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
I’m busy traveling at the moment, so Georneys will continue to be quiet for another couple of weeks. However, I thought that I’d quickly share a picture from my recent flight for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post. This picture shows the impressive topography of the Samail Ophiolite, which is located in northern Oman and the United Arab Emirates. An ophiolite is a section of oceanic crust and mantle that has been tectonically emplaced onto land.
embarrassed, but don’t know what an ophiolite looks like from the air
would you please tell me where it is in the picture
Sorry; should have just looked it up.
Nice! I was there for about a month for field work. From above it already looks impressive. However, wait until you are in/on it — an experience you will always remember and is worth a trip for a geologist. Plus Omani people are very friendly and open-hearted.
I recently heard about Ophiolites and I would love to see it for myself in the near future. It is a spectacular phenomenon. It is also a great excuse to visit the Middle East again.
Oman has such beautiful mountain ranges! Where the U.A.E borders Oman the scenery of this spactacle is absolutely breathtaking.
I agree Kris, this looks indeed spectacular! I am less that 2 hours drive away, so will have to look it up soon. Thanks for posting Evelyn…