Another problem relating oceanic crust and ophiolites is that the thick gabbro layer of ophiolites calls for large magma chambers beneath mid-ocean ridges.
Seismic sounding of mid-ocean ridges has revealed only a few magma chambers beneath ridges, and these are quite thin.
These chemical differences extend to a range of trace elements as well (that is, chemical elements occurring in amounts of 1000 ppm or less).
In particular, trace elements associated with subduction zone (island arc) volcanics tend to be high in ophiolites, whereas trace elements that are high in ocean ridge basalts but low in subduction zone volcanics are also low in ophiolites.
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