(International geological Congress, 26th - 1981)

Document title

Importance of Hercynian tectonics within the framework of the Southern Alps in Tectonics. A selection of papers.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CASTELLARIN A. ; VAI G. B. ; DEWEY J. F. (Editeur scientifique) ; HANCOCK P. L. (Editeur scientifique) ; MATTAUER M. (Editeur scientifique) ; NICOLAS A. (Editeur scientifique) ;


The Hercynian remnants present within the Alpidic structural zones of the Southern Alps are reviewed. The pattern of Hercynian metamorphism is zonal from granulites in the western area to anchimetamorphic facies in the eastern one. In the folded zone at the eastern margin a severe Hercynian folding phase took place during the Westphalian. Thrust sheets comprising sequences of different facies ranging in age from Caradocian to early Westphalian are sutured by late Westphalian molasse deposits. The assumption that the Southern Alps and the external Dinarides remained outside the Hercynian folding front is contradicted by field evidence.



International geological Congress, 26th ()

ISBN : 0-08-028742-5

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1981)

Millesime : 1981 [pp. 477-486]

Bibliographic references : 62 réf.




Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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