Ophiolite

Ophiolites are oceanic crust and mantle that have been thrust up on to the land where they can now be studied and examined. Geology tours by GeoWorld Travel that visit ophiolite include Oman is the best place in the world to see an ophiolite. Ophiolitic rocks are also seen on our Namibia tour.

The following trips feature site with ophiolitic rocks:


NAMIBIA

A Geological Safari - we see the Matchless Belt which is thought to be a 500 million year old ophiolite, formed in the pan-African Orogeny.

OMAN

Ocean Crust and Mountains of Mantle - Oman is the best place in the world to see an ophiolite. Many of the locations on this trip are dedicated to studying and understanding this ophiolite.

James Cresswell on the Moho in Oman