High-Pressure Metamorphism Between the Pelagonian Massif and Vardar Ophiolite Belt, Yugoslavia

Vladimir Majer and Roger Mason
Institute for Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic Geology, Faculty of Mining, Geology, and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, PO Box 186, 41000 Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Department of Geology, University College, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

Abstract: A reported occurrence of metamorphic rocks containing sodic pyroxenes, in the transition zone between the Pelagonian Crystalline Massif and the Vardar Ophiolite Belt, in Macedonia, Yugoslavia, has been re-investigated, and pyroxenes, micas, plagioclase, and clinozoisite analysed by microprobe. The presence of the high-pressure metamorphic assemblage quartz + omphacite+albite is confirmed, giving the first definite indication of blueschist-facies metamorphic conditions in Yugoslavia.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1983 v. 47; no. 343; p. 139-141; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1983.047.343.03
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