Variscan orogeny

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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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They represent the main metal-producing regions of Europe: the Baltic Shield, the Iberian Variscan Belt and the Central European Belt.
In Europe, the Variscan belt represents an important metallogenic province for these two types of rare-metal deposits, which are located mainlyin the Bohemian Massif, the Iberian Massif, Cornwall, the Armorican Massif, and the French Massif Central (FMC).
Tectonic evolution of the boundary between the Central Iberian and Ossa-Morena zones (Variscan Belt, SW Spain).
and Tanner, D: Orogenic Processes: Quantification and Modelling in the Variscan Belt. Geol.
High-temperature and low-pressure (HT-LP) migmatitic gneisses and migmatites are the dominant metamorphic lithologies within the high-grade metamorphic parts of the Variscan Belt in the western and central Europe.
The Central Iberian Zone is the inner and most stable part of the Iberian Massif and represents the southwestern extension of the European Variscan Belt (Fig.
(Eds.), Orogenic processes: Quantification and modelling in the Variscan belt. Geol.
(Eds) Orogenic Processes: Quantification and Modelling in the Variscan Belt. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 179, 415-431.
Bea et al., 1999; Villaseca and Herreros, 2000) emplaced within Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic metaigneous and metasedimentary series, which represent the innermost continental region of the Iberian Variscan Belt (Fig.
The mountainous area at the northeast margin of the Bohemian Massif, known as Sudety, represents the most northeasterly located exposure of the Variscan belt (Aleksandrowski et.
(2012): An Early Ordovician tonalitic-granodioritic belt along the Schistose-Greywacke domain of the Central Iberian zone (Iberian Massif, Variscan belt).
and Mazur, S.: 2002, Collage tectonics in the northeasternmost part of the Variscan Belt: the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif.