Exploring the Formation of Listwänite in the Semail Ophiolite in Oman

The term “listwänite” was first coined in the mid-1800s to describe ultramafic rocks that have been completely carbonated. Carbonation cannot happen in the lower crust or mantle – where ultramafic rocks form – due to the lack of CO2, so the process must occur after the rocks are obducted near to the surface. Therefore, listwänite […]