(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Variscan plate dynamics in the circum-carpathian area

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GAWĘDA A. (1) ; GOLONKA J. (2) ;
(1) Fac. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Silesia, Sosnowiec, POLOGNE
(2) Fac. of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Univ. of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, POLOGNE


Magmatic and metamorphic events, imprinted in the crystalline rocks of the so-called core mountains inside the Alpine structure of the Inner Carpathians, allow the re-construction of the history of the Rheic Ocean opening, its development and its final closure. All magmatic suites, mafic and felsic, present in the Carpathians core mountains, show similarities to those found in the European Variscan Belt. All described- and dated metamorphic and magmatic events also have equivalents in the evolution of the Caledonian-Variscan Belts of Europe. The Carpathian core-mountains, currently dispersed inside the Alpine mountain chain, can be considered the broken fragments of the eastern prolongation of the Variscan orogenic belts – possibly part of the Moldanubian Unit


Article of periodic

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 24, no3-4 [pp. 141-155]

Bibliographic references : 81 ref.

Collation : 14 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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