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Author Larghi, Christia ♦ Cordey, Fabrice ♦ Corradini, Carlo ♦ Gaetani, Maurizio ♦ Nicora, Alda
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Birkhäuser-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences ♦ Geology, hydrology & meteorology
Subject Keyword Radiolarians ♦ conodonts ♦ Silurian ♦ Devonian ♦ Volissos Turbidites ♦ Chios Mélange ♦ Geology
Abstract The Volissos Turbidites (also known as Chios Mélange) are a thick Palaeozoic wildflysch sequence that crops out on the Greek island of Chios. It consists of chert, limestone and volcanic olistholits floating in a siliciclastic turbiditic matrix. During the Early Carboniferous (Mississippian), these turbidites were severely deformed and structurally thickened probably at the toe of an accretionary wedge. Whereas there are many studies on the fossiliferous content of the limestone olistoliths, scant attention was given to the cherts. We report here for the first time some radiolarian and conodont assemblages from the chert olistholiths (ribbon radiolarites) embedded in the siliciclastic sequence of the Volissos Turbidites.The radiolarites sampled near Kardamila and Marmaro (northeastern Chios), where the Volissos Turbidites are not affected by metamorphism, have given identifiable radiolarians and conodonts. The different samples document different ages. Some radiolarians document Silurian, possible Pridolian age, whereas the conodonts indicate a distinct Famennian (late Late Devonian). The radiolarians of other samples delineate a more general range (Devonian- ?Early Carboniferous).
ISSN 00129402
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-01
Publisher Place Basel
e-ISSN 14209128
Journal Swiss Journal of Geosciences
Volume Number 98
Issue Number 1
Page Count 9
Starting Page 123
Ending Page 131


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