Publication year: 2010 Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 11 December 2010 Flurin, Vils , Othmar, Müntener , Angelika, Kalt , Thomas, Ludwig The Totalp-Platta-Malenco ophiolites in the Eastern Central Alps offer a unique opportunity to study the behaviour of Li, Be and B in ultramafic rocks in response to serpentinization and to progressive Alpine metamorphism. These units represent the remnants of a former ocean-continent transition that was intensely serpentinized during exposure on the Jurassic seafloor of the Ligurian Tethys

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Implications of the serpentine phase transition on the behaviour of beryllium and lithium-boron of subducted ultramafic rocks