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The Vardar Zone documents the Mesozoic–Early Cenozoic evolution of several small oceanic basins and a complex history of terrane assembly. Following a Hercynian phase of deformation and granitic intrusion within the Pelagonian Zone to the west, the Vardar Zone rifted in Permian–Triassic time, with the creation of an oceanic basin (Almopias Ocean) during the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic. During the Mid-Jurassic, this ocean subducted northeastwards beneath the Paikon Zone and the Serbo-Macedonian Zone, giving rise to arc volcanism and back-arc rifting. A second ocean basin, the Pindos Ocean, opened to the west of a Pelagonian microcontinent, also during Late Triassic–Early...

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