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Origin and tectonic significance of meta-peridotites, clastic meta-peridotites and associated rocks north of Lesja central south Norway

The mountain area between Aursjøen and Lesja near Dovre in central south Norway has a large complex of metamorphosed ultramafic and mafic rocks associated with metasedimentary rocks including clastic meta-peridotites.

This association of rocks is also known to exist at low structural levels along the Western Gneiss Complex across South Norway all the way to the Bergen area. The Lesja area is little studied and only provisional geological maps are available.

This master project will include mapping in a relatively high mountain terrain main. The mapping and sampling of this complex rock association will be used as a basis for a first interpretation of the structure and regional tectonic significance and origin of these rocks.

A comprehensive sampling and the following lab-work will include detailed petrography and metamorphic studies coupled with radiometric dating.

The student in this project must like and be able to carry out field work in relatively demanding mountain-terrain.

Tags: Dovre, Lesja, peridotite, metasedimentary rock, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, CEED
Published Nov. 10, 2016 9:20 AM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2017 4:17 PM


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