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Regional structure and geodynamics of the upper mantle beneath the Massif Central

Nature volume 274, pages 429432 (03 August 1978) | Download Citation

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A systematic mapping of the deformation structures in periodotite xenoliths from volcanic occurrences suggests an upper mantle diapiric rise beneath an area of crustal thinning in the Massif Central, France. The uprise would have been initiated 5 Myr ago.

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  1. Laboratoire de tectonophysique, 38, Bd Michelet, 44072 Nantes Cédex, France

    • P. Coisy
    •  & A. Nicolas

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