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Pre-Mesozoic Geology of Saxo-Thuringia: From the Cadomian Active Margin to the Variscan Orogen

Edited By: Ulf Linnemann and Rolf L Romer

488 pages, 190 figs, 6 tabs, 1 map

Schweizerbart Science Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #186730 | ISBN-13: 9783510652594
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The Saxo-Thuringian Zone is pivotal for understanding the Variscan evolution of Central Europe, as this part of Gondwana was one of the first to collide with Laurussia.

The papers in this volume present overviews of the Cadomian evolution, the post-Cadomian development of the passive margin, a state of the art assessment of the biostratigraphic record of Saxo-Thuringian sediments, various aspects of the Variscan reworking of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone and processes related to the erosion of the Variscan Orogen. Additionally, numerous figures and other materials are provided on the enclosed DVD.


Part I: Introduction
U. Kroner, R.L. Romer, U. Linnemann: The Saxo-Thuringian
Zone of the Variscan Orogen as part of Pangea
U. Linnemann, M. Schauer, M. Hofmann, A. Sagawe:
Geological mapping of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone: The
historical perspective
R.L. Romer, U. Linnemann, B. Plessen: Geochemical
character of the Saxo-Thuringian crust

Part II: The Autochthonous Domain and the Wrench-and-Thrust Zone
U. Linnemann, R.L. Romer, A. Gerdes, T.E. Jeffries, K. Drost,
J. Ulrich: The Cadomian Orogeny in the Saxo-Thuringian
U. Linnemann, M. Hofmann, R.L. Romer, A. Gerdes:
Transitional stages between the Cadomian and Variscan
orogenies: Basin development and tectono-magmatic
evolution of the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean at the
Saxo-Thuringian Zone (North Gondwana shelf)
T. Heuse, H. Blumenstengel, O. Elicki, G. Geyer, W. Hansch,
J. Maletz, G.N. Sarmiento, D. Weyer: Biostratigraphy - The
faunal province of the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean
Hahn, T., Kroner, U., Melzer, P.: Early Carboniferous
synorogenic sedimentation in the Saxo-Thuringian Basin
and the adjacent Allochthonous Domain

Part III: The Allochthonous Domain
A. Zeh & T.M. Will: The Mid-German Crystalline Zone
R. Klemd: Early Variscan allochthonous domains: the
M#nchberg Complex, Frankenberg, Wildenfels,
and Gry Sowie
J. R#tzler & R.L. Romer: The Saxon Granulite Massif:
a key area for the geodynamic evolution of Variscan
central Europe
K. R#tzler & B. Plessen: The Erzgebirge: a pile of ultrahigh-
to low-pressure nappes of early Palaeozoic rocks and
their Cadomian basement
U. Kroner & I. G#rz: Variscan assembling of the Allochthonous
Domain of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone - a tectonic model
H.-J. F#rster & R.L. Romer: Carboniferous magmatism

Part IV: Late and post-Variscan reactivation
B. Gaitzsch, S. Egenhoff, S. Hesse, B.-C. Ehling: Variscan early
molasses in the Saxo-Thuringian
J.W. Schneider & R.L. Romer: The Late Variscan molasses (Late
Carboniferous to Late Permian) of the Saxo-Thuringian Zone
R.L. Romer, J.C. Schneider, U. Linnemann: Post-Variscan deformation
and hydrothermal mineralization in Saxo-Thuringia and beyond:
a geochronological review

Part V: Synthesis
R.L. Romer & K. Hahne: Baltica meets Gondwana -
the isotope geochemical record
U. Kroner & R.L. Romer: The Saxo-Thuringian Zone - tip of the
Armorican Spur and part of the Gondwana plate


On the enclosed DVD:
Geological map in 11 map sheets (Naumann and von Cotta, 1835-1845)
Complementary material to chapters 12, 13 and 17
PPT files of selected figures from the various chapters

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