March 23, 2015

Monday Geology Picture: Samail Ophiolite Plane View

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Samail Ophiolite seen on the airplane view screen.

Samail Ophiolite seen on the airplane view screen.

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.