The Uralian orogenic belt, which extends from Islands of Novaya Zemlya in the north to the Aral Sea in the south, is considered the geographic boundary between Europe and Asia. The belt represents a long suture (more than 2500 km) that formed as a result of the collision between the East European continental platform to the west and the Asian plate to the east. The process of collision started in the Paleozoic and ended in the early Jurassic. This tectonic event brought to the surface a great number of mafic-ultramafic complexes that are exposed in both the east and west...

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