Observation of sections of oceanic crust and mantle cropping out on the southern wall of Kane FZ (N. Atlantic)

Jean‐Marie ‐M Auzende, Mathilde Cannat, Pascal Gente, Jean‐Pierre ‐P Henriet, Thierry Juteau, Jeffrey Karson, Yves Lagabrielle, Catherine Mével, Maurice Tivey

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Abstract

The objective of the 20 Nautile dives of the recent Kanaut cruise was to study the southern wall of the Kane Fracture Zone from its eastern intersection with the Mid‐Atlantic Ridge (MAR) to 5 Myr in age. The geological mapping shows four successive massifs, wrench faulted and slightly tilted. The transform‐facing walls of these massifs exhibit outcrops of fresh and serpentinized peridotites, gabbros and basalts. The entire crustal exposure is cataclased and metamorphosed to greenschist facies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalTerra Nova
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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    Auzende, JM. M., Cannat, M., Gente, P., Henriet, JP. P., Juteau, T., Karson, J., Lagabrielle, Y., Mével, C., & Tivey, M. (1994). Observation of sections of oceanic crust and mantle cropping out on the southern wall of Kane FZ (N. Atlantic). Terra Nova, 6(2), 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.1994.tb00647.x