Regional Trends in the Geology of the Appalachian-Caledonian-Hercynian-Mauritanide Orogen

  • Paul E. Schenk
  • R. T. Haworth
  • J. D. Keppie
  • W. E. Trzcienski
  • P. F. Williams
  • G. Kelling

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Geophysics

  3. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

  4. Volcanism and Plutonism

    1. M. B. Stephens, H. Furnes, B. Robins, B. A. Sturt
      Pages 163-165
    2. E. H. Francis, P. S. Kennan, C. J. Stillman
      Pages 167-171
    3. L. R. Fyffe, D. Rankin, W. B. Size, D. R. Wones
      Pages 173-185
  5. Metamorphism

  6. Deformation

    1. J. D. Keppie, D. G. Gee, D. Roberts, D. Powell, M. D. Max, P. Osberg et al.
      Pages 275-278
    2. D. G. Gee, D. Roberts
      Pages 279-292
    3. Michael D. Max
      Pages 301-306
    4. J. D. Keppie, P. St. Julien, C. Hubert, J. Beland, B. Skidmore, L. R. Fyffe et al.
      Pages 307-313
    5. Jean-Paul Lecorche
      Pages 347-353
  7. Symposium

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 383-398

About this book


The classical Appalachian, Caledonian, Hercynian, and Mauritanide orogens are now only segments of a once-continuous Paleozoic mountain belt which has been fragmented during Mesozoic-Cenozoic formation of the North Atlantic Ocean. These segments are major parts of the countries surrounding the North Atlantic - most of which are members of NATO. The aim of this NATO conference was to evaluate these fragments in terms of their pre-Mesozoic positions, and to attempt a synthesis of their geologic evolution on an international and orogen-wide scale. Geologists who have studied these scattered remnants have been separated by both geography and discipline. Orogen-wide syntheses have beeen attempted in the past by individuals who are specialists not only in discipline but also in geography; therefore, these attempts have not been satisfactory to everyone. This conference brought together the foremost specialists in different disciplines from each country. They attempted to teach other specialists, not only in their own fields, but in other disciplines, about regional variations and particular problems. The resulting international cross-fertilization, both within and between speciaLties, enriched individual workers and helped to provide a multi-disciplinary overview of the orogen.


Cambrian Carboniferous Paleozoic Plutonism Proterozoic Stratigraphie geophysics orogens orogeny

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul E. Schenk
    • 1
  • R. T. Haworth
    • 2
  • J. D. Keppie
    • 3
  • W. E. Trzcienski
    • 4
  • P. F. Williams
    • 5
  • G. Kelling
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of GeologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Geological Survey of CanadaDartmouthCanada
  3. 3.Nova Scotia Department of Mines and EnergyHalifaxCanada
  4. 4.Department of GeologyUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  5. 5.Department of GeologyUniversity of New BrunswickFredericton, New BrunswickCanada
  6. 6.Department of GeologyUniversity of KeeleKeeleEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7241-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7239-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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