A new petrological perspective on key crystalline exposures in Israel: from mantle xenoliths to migmatites.

Date & time

12.30–1.30pm 17 January 2017


Green Room (J5)


Prof. Yaron Katzir (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)


 Joelle Ducommun


Having been at the passive margins of the Tethys Ocean throughout Mesozoic times, Israel is mostly covered by a thick blanket of carbonates. Yet, several, relatively small outcrps of crystalline rocks give insight on the evolution of the Neoproterozoic East African basement and Phanerozoic continental rifting. Naturally, these outcrops have been repeatedly revisited and re-studied in the last decades, but new powerful petrological and geochronological tools provide us a new view on the processes they record.

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