Mountain building in Scotland
Mountain building in Scotland

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Mountain building in Scotland

3 Orogenies in the Proterozoic

The document attached below includes the third section of Mountain building in Scotland. In this section, you will find the following subsections:

  • 3.1 Introduction

  • 3.2 Palaeoproterozoic rifting, sedimentation and magmatism

  • 3.3 The Palaeoproterozoic Laxfordian Orogeny

    • 3.3.1 Assembly of the Lewisian Complex

    • 3.3.2 Formation of Proterozoic crust

  • 3.4 Synthesis: the broader view of Palaeoproterozoic events

  • 3.5 Mesoproterozoic events

    • 3.5.1 Mesoproterozoic rifting: deposition of the Stoer Group

    • 3.5.2 The Greenville Orogeny

  • 3.6 Neoproterozoic events

    • 3.6.1 Early Neoproterozoic continental sedimentation: the Sleat and Torridon Groups

    • 3.6.2 Early Neoproterozoic marine sedimentation: The Moine Supergroup

    • 3.6.3 The Dava and Glen Banchor Successions

    • 3.6.4 Extension-related magmatism

    • 3.6.5 Evidence for a Neoproterozoic (Knoydartian) Orogeny?

  • 3.7 Summary of Section 3

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