Variscan plate dynamics in the circum-carpathian area

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Fac. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Pologne
Fac. of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Univ. of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Pologne

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Magmatic and metamorphic events, imprinted in the crystalline rocks of the so-called core mountains inside the Alpine structure of the Inner Carpathians, allow the re-construction of the history of the Rheic Ocean opening, its development and its final closure. All magmatic suites, mafic and felsic, present in the Carpathians core mountains, show similarities to those found in the European Variscan Belt. All described- and dated metamorphic and magmatic events also have equivalents in the evolution of the Caledonian-Variscan Belts of Europe. The Carpathian core-mountains, currently dispersed inside the Alpine mountain chain, can be considered the broken fragments of the eastern prolongation of the Variscan orogenic belts – possibly part of the Moldanubian Unit.

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Article de périodique

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Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2011, vol. 24, n°. 3-4, p. 141-155, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 81 ref.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

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