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Find Your Science at GSA
24 June 2011
GSA Release No. 11-36
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach

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Special Paper 481

New Geologic Map Details the Heart of the Aegean

Boulder, CO, USA - Syros Island, in the heart of the Cycladic archipelago, has been a key area for the study of high-pressure rocks throughout the past decades. Excellently preserved blueschist- to eclogite-facies lithologies offer a unique opportunity to study processes of burial and exhumation in a young orogen. The authors present a new, highly detailed geological map of Syros and review the current state of research concerning this interesting island.

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann, .

A new geological map of the Island of Syros (Aegean Sea, Greece): Implications for lithostratigraphy and structural history of the Cycladic Blueschist Unit
By Mark Keiter, Chris Ballhaus, and Frank Tomaschek
Geological Society of America Special Paper 481
SPE481, 43 p. plus CD-ROM, $40.00; Member price $32.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-2481-2