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The Trans-European Suture zone in eastern Europe is a complex region that marks the suture of Phanerozoic western European terranes with the Precambrian East European craton. Because of sedimentary cover and the Baltic Sea, the nature of this suture is known primarily from geophysical studies. Seismic velocity and gravity models from earlier experiments indicate changes of crustal thickness from 28–35 km to 42–47 km across the Teisseyre-Tornquist zone from the Paleozoic platform of western Europe to the East European craton. Tectonic models suggest the presence of a Precambrian–early Paleozoic passive margin beneath the Teisseyre-Tornquist zone. The Holy Cross Mountains in...

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