Semial ophiolite veins of United Arab Emirates-A fluid inclusions study

Mohamed El Tokhi, Abdulla Musallam

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Calcite and quartz veins in the gabbroic and dunite rocks of the Semial ophiolite (UAE) were selected for fluid inclusion analysis. The inclusions contain both aqueous low-salinity and hydrocarbon-dominated fluids. Microthermometry data indicate that the aqueous fluids contain 0.22 to 1.45 equivalent wt% NaCl and occasionally contain traces of hydrocarbons. Homogenization to liquid occurred between 91 and 152°C. Modeling based on these fluid inclusion observations indicates that the trapping conditions of the studied rocks were subjected to temperatures of 162 and 172°C, occasional pressures of 610-710 Pa and the sequence percolation of aqueous and hydrocarbon fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Geochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011


  • UAE
  • fluid inclusion
  • hydrocarbon
  • mafic
  • ultramafic
  • vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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