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Paleozoic evolution of the Armorica Plate on the basis of paleomagnetic data

Herve Perroud, Rob Van der Voo and Norbert Bonhommet
Paleozoic evolution of the Armorica Plate on the basis of paleomagnetic data
Geology (Boulder) (October 1984) 12 (10): 579-582

Abstract

New data support the contention that Armorica and Gondwana formed a coherent block until Ordovician time. However, by Early Devonian time, Armorica collided with the North American-northern European assembly to form the Old Red Continent, and the collision itself was responsible for the Acadian Orogeny, not for the earlier Taconic Orogeny as postulated previously. The Carboniferous collision of Gondwana with the Old Red Continent subsequently formed Pangaea and produced the Appalachian-Hercynian Orogeny.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Paleozoic evolution of the Armorica Plate on the basis of paleomagnetic data
Affiliation: Univ. Mich., Dep. Geol. Sci., Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Pages: 579-582
Published: 198410
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 42
Accession Number: 1984-056267
Categories: Solid-earth geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
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N46°30'00" - N49°45'00", W04°49'60" - E00°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Univ. Rennes, FRA, France
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
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