Laurentia-Gondwana collision: the origin of the Famatinian-Appalachian Orogenic Belt (a review)

  title={Laurentia-Gondwana collision: the origin of the Famatinian-Appalachian Orogenic Belt (a review)},
  author={Luis H. Dalla Salda and M. G. López de Luchi and C. Cingolani and R. Varela},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={219 - 234}
  • Luis H. Dalla Salda, M. G. López de Luchi, +1 author R. Varela
  • Published 1998
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • Abstract Evidence from Cambrian to Devonian palaeogeography, the Laurentian provenance of Precordillera, and comparison of Lower Palaeozoic tectonic, metamorphic, and magmatic events, suggests a common collisional origin for the Taconian Appalachians and the Famatinian (Puna, Sierras Pampeanas, North Patagonian Massif) orogenic belt. Detached from Eastern Laurentia following collision, the Occidentalia terrane (west of the Famatinian orogenic belt) is partly covered by the Precordillera… CONTINUE READING
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