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The volcanic activity in Syria and Lebanon between Jurassic and Actual

Publication date1992

Chemical compositions of lavas from the Dead Sea Rift System volcanism indicate a typical intraplate setting during the period between Jurassic and Actual. Whole rock Potassium-Argon geochronology on 43 basalts reveals a strong and general activity between Berriasian and Valanginian times and also a constant activity during the Tertiary but with a large gap between 16 and 8 Ma. The volume and timing of the volcanism is controlled by the left-lateral mouvement along the Rift.

  • Geochronology
  • Geochemistry
  • Dead Sea Rift
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
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MOUTY, M. et al. The volcanic activity in Syria and Lebanon between Jurassic and Actual. In: Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, 1992, vol. 72, n° 1, p. 91–105.
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ISSN of the journal0036-7699

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