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).
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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
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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
The mountainous area at the northeast margin of the Bohemian Massif, known as Sudety, represents the most northeasterly located exposure of the Variscan belt
(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.