Blueschists, eclogites, and subduction zone tectonics: Insights from a review of Late Miocene blueschists and eclogites, and related young high-pressure metamorphic rocks

Tsutomu Ota, Yoshiyuki Kaneko

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In this paper, Late Miocene blueschist and eclogite belts, including the world's youngest blueschist belt in Timor-Tanimbar Island chain, eastern Indonesia, and the world's youngest coesite-bearing eclogite, Papua New Guinea, together with selected Cenozoic high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks are reviewed. From a synthesis of the geology, metamorphism and chronology of these rocks, the formation and exhumation process are evaluated and the significance on tectonics at convergent plate boundaries is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-188
Number of pages22
JournalGondwana Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010



  • Blueschist
  • Eclogite
  • Orogeny
  • Plate subduction
  • Tectonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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