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[1] The Paleozoic French Variscan Belt in Massif Central and Massif Armoricain is a collision belt that provides a good example of a suture zone where ophiolites are rare, and the frontal (i.e., the magmatic arc) part of the upper plate is not present. In the lower plate (or Gondwana), the continental rocks are subdivided into an Upper Gneiss Unit (UGU) and(More)