Variscan orogeny


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Related to Variscan orogeny: Caledonian orogeny, Alpine orogeny, Hercynian orogeny

Variscan orogeny

[va′ris·kən ȯ′räj·ə·nē]
(geology)
The late Paleozoic orogenic era in Europe, extending through the Carboniferous and Permian. Also known as Hercynian orogeny.
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As the studied rocks are highly permeable for fluids (Saar & Manga 1999), the amygdales were most possibly subject to further hydrothermal alteration and recrystallization during Variscan orogeny in the late Carboniferous-early Permian.