The Geological Framework of the KTB Drill Site, Oberpfalz

  • Wolfgang Franke
Conference paper
Part of the Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust book series (EXPLORATION)

Abstract

The crustal structure and the geotectonic development of the Variscan Belt of Europe have been controversial for al long time. Early in this century, F.E.Suess (1912), Kossmat (1927) and others had published thrust-tectonic concepts for the Variscan Belt, which are nothing less but anticipations of modern structural concepts stimulated by plate tectonics. The target area of the present KTB project served, in this early phase of research, as an outstanding example of horizontally directed tectonism. Since this time, the Variscan basement of NE Bavaria has occupied a key role in the ensuing geotectonic debate.

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Zircon Welding Silurian Europe Shale 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Franke
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  1. 1.Institut für Geowissenschaften und Lithosphärenforschung der Justus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenGermany

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