Caledonides

Caledonides

[‚kal·ə′dä‚nīdz]
(geology)
A mountain system formed in Late Silurian to Early Devonian time in Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia.
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Occurrence of a uraniferous-vanadiniferous graphitic phyllite in the Koli Nappes of the Stekenjokk area, central Swedish Caledonides.
In The Caledonides in the USA: geological excursions in the northeast Appalachians.
of Birmingham, UK) present geology professionals, students, and scholars with an overview of the East Greenland Caledonides within a modern plate-tectonic framework.
Williams IS, Claesson S (1987) Isotopic evidence for the Precambrian provenance and Caledonian metamorphism of high grade paragneisses from Seve Nappes, Scandinavian Caledonides.
Kaledonidy Tsentral'noj Azii [The Caledonides of the Central Asia].
Examples of specific topics include flow perturbation in shear zones, tectonic stratigraphy and structural continuity of the northernmost Moine Thrust Zone and Moine Nappe in the Scottish Caledonides, strain variations within a major carbonate thrust sheet of the Apennine collisional belt in southern Italy, geometry and evolution of the Mesoproterozoic Irumide Belt of Zambia, analogue models of basin inversion by transpression and the role of structural heterogeneity, strike-slip deformation within the Colombian Andes, and a global review of structural style and hydrocarbon prospectivity in fold and thrust belts.
The extremely rapid middle Wenlock (Jaagarahu time) regression, likely induced by the progressing rise of the Caledonides, transformed the Baltic Palaeobasin into a gulf-like pericratonic sea (Nestor & Einasto 1997).
Aspects of metallogenesis within the southern Caledonides of Great Britain and Ireland, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Section 80(section B): B211-B223.