Kionia

Chypre
Date de soumission : 04/02/2002
Critères: (viii)(ix)
Catégorie : Naturel
Soumis par :
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia
Coordonnées N 3864000 - N 3865000 E 517000 - E 518000
Ref.: 1675

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. In an excellent road section the sheeted Dyke Complex (layer 2) of oceanic crust is superbly exposed. Spreading processes and hydrothermal alteration within this part of the oceanic crust can be studied here.