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Khandria

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002
Criteria: (viii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia
Coordinates: N 3866800 - N 3867200 E 499600 - E 500000
Ref.: 1676
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Description

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. Still deeper into the oceanic crust (layer 2b) this is a most clear example of magmatic processes at this level and a demonstration of the existence of small multiple magma chambers at spreading, ridges.