Collage tectonics in the northeasternmost part of the Variscan Belt: the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif

  title={Collage tectonics in the northeasternmost part of the Variscan Belt: the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif},
  author={Paweł Aleksandrowski and Stanisław Mazur},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={237 - 277}
Abstract A synthesis of published and new data is used to interpret the Sudetic segment of the Variscan belt as having formed by the accretion of four major and two or three minor terranes. From west to east the major terranes are (1) Lusatia-Izera Terrane, exposing Armorican continental basement reworked by Ordovician plutonism and Late Devonian-Carboniferous collision, showing Saxothuringian affinities; (2) composite Góry Sowie-Kłodzko Terrane characterized by multistage evolution (Silurian… 

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