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Carolyn Silver
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« Reply #150 on: September 27, 2009, 04:59:39 am »

Atlantis Massif is a domal sea floor mountain with nearly over 4000 meters of vertical relief (that's about 1.5 Pikes Peaks). The upper surface of Atlantis Massif is now believed to be an exposed low angle normal fault, which uplifted rocks from the Earth's mantle to their current mountainous exposure.

Relevant Publications from Atlantis Massif:

Schroeder, T. , John, B, 2004, Strain localization on an oceanic detachment fault system, Atlantis Massif, 30°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 5, N. 11

Blackman, D. K., Karson, J.A., Kelley, D.S., Cann, J.R., Früh-Green, G.L., Gee, J.S., Hurst, S.D., John, B.E. Morgan, J., Nooner, S.L., Ross, D.K., Schroeder, T.J., and Williams, E.A., 2004, Geology of the Atlantis Massif (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 30°N): Implications for the Evolution of an Ultramafic Oceanic Core Complex: Marine Geophysical Researches, v. 23, p. 443-469.

Schroeder, T. , John, B., and Frost, B.R., 2002, Geologic implications of seawater circulation through peridotite exposed at slow-spreading ridges, Geology, v. 30, p. 367-370.
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