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Palaeozoic Amalgamation of Central Europe

Product Code: SP201
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by J A Winchester (Keele University, UK), T C Pharoah (British Geological Survey, UK) & J Verniers (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Publication Date: 06 January 2003
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Palaeozoic Amalgamation of Central Europe summarizes recent research designed to clarify the timing, geometry and processes by which discrete terranes of Central Europe became amalgamated during the Palaeozoic Era. The area studied extends from the southern North Sea to Central Poland along the Trans-European Suture Zone, covering much of Germany, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Poland. The 15 papers within the volume are divided into five sections: biostratigraphic/provenance evidence; isotopic constraints; petrological and geochemical evidence; structural evolution; seismic traverses and deep crustal structure. The first section contains papers summarizing continent-specific micropalaeontological and sediment provenance information backing current debates about microcontinent derivation and timing of their accretions to the proto-European continent, Baltica. The section on isotopic constraints discusses the use of isotopic dating to constrain the timing of accretions of rock units exposed in the northern Bohemian Massif, while the following section has more detailed studies of metamorphosed ophiolitic complexes adjoining palaeosutures in the same area. The two papers on the structural evolution of the area contrast a detailed review of the structural evolution of the Sudetes, with a broader, more regionally based hypothesis for the structural evolution of all Central Europe. The final section discusses models based on extensive seismic traverses in contrasting parts of the area – Belgium, the southern North Sea and Poland. This wide-ranging study thus encapsulates the most up-to-date ideas on the Palaeozoic amalgamation of Central Europe from the leading international researchers in the field.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-118-1
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-118-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.10 kg

Contents

Palaeozoic Amalgamation of Central Europe: an introduction and synthesis of new results from recent geological and geophysical investigations, J A Winchester, T C Pharaoh and J Verniers • Accretion of first Gondwana-derived terranes at the margin of Baltica, Z Belka, P Valverde-Vaquero, W Dorr, H Ahrendt, K Wemmer, W Franke and J Schafer • Key Lower Palaeozoic faunas from near the Trans-European Suture Zone, L R M Cocks • The Cambrian to mid Devonian basin development and deformation history of Eastern Avalonia, east of the Midlands Microcraton: new data and a review, J Verniers, T C Pharaoh, L Andre, T Debacker, W De Vos, M Everaerts, A Herbosch, J Samuelsson, M Sintubin and M Vecoli • Timing of the Avalonia - Baltica plate convergence as inferred from palaeogeographic and stratigraphic data of chitinozoan assemblages in west Pomerania, northern Poland, J Samuelsson, M Vecoli, W S Bednarczyk and J Verniers • Chitinozoa and Nd isotope stratigraphy of the Ordovician rocks in the Ebbe Anticline, NW Germany, J Samuelsson, A Gerdes, L Koch, T Servais and J Verniers • New 40Ar/39Ar ages from the West Sudetes (NE Bohemian Massif): constraints on the Variscan polyphase tectonothermal development, D Marheine, V Kachlik, H Maluski, F Patocka and A Zelanzniewicz • Palaeozoic terrane amalgamation in Central Europe: a REE and Sm-Nd isotope study of the pre-Variscan Basement, NE Bohemian Massif, Q G Crowley, H Timmermann, S R Noble and J G Holland • The Marianske Lazne Complex, NW Bohemian Massif: development and destruction of an early Palaeozoic seaway, Q G Crowley, P A Floyd, V Stedra, J A Winchester, V Kachlik and J G Holland • Sleza Ophiolite:geochemical features and relationship to Lower Palaeozoic rift magmatism in the Bohemian Massif, P A Floyd, R Kryza, Q G Crowley, J A Winchester and M A Wahed • Coronitic metagabbros of the Marianske Lazne Complex and Tepla Crystalline Unit: inferences for the tectonometamorphic evolution of the western margin of the Tepla-Barrandian Unit, Bohemian Massif, V Stedra, V Kachlik and R Kryza • Collage tectonics in the northeasternmost part of the Variscan Belt: the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif, P Aleksandrowski and S Mazur • Structure and Evolution of the Bohemian Arc, W Franke and A Zelanzniewicz • Seismic refraction evidence for crustal structure in the central part of the Trans-European Suture Zone in Poland, M Grad, A Guterch and S Mazur • Basement structure in the Southern North Sea, offshore Denmark based on seismic interpretation, M Scheck, H Thybo, A Lassen, T Abramovitz and M Laigle • A compressional wedge model for the Lower Palaeozoic Anglo-Brabant Belt (Belgium) based on potential field data, M Sintubin and M Everaerts • 

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