Mountain building in Scotland
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5 Arc-continent collision: the Grampian phase of the Caledonian Orogeny

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

  • 5.1 Introduction

  • 5.2 Ocean closure during the Grampian phase

    • 5.2.1 Ophiolites and the evidence for obduction: a Grampian suture zone?

    • 5.2.2 Evidence for an ancient magmatic arc

    • 5.2.3 Evidence for an ancient subduction zone: the Clew Bay Complex

    • 5.2.4 Summary of Section 5.2

  • 5.3 Structural development of the Grampian Highlands

    • 5.3.1 Introduction

    • 5.3.2 Structure of the Grampian Highlands

    • 5.3.3 The deformation sequence

    • 5.3.4 Summary of Section 5.3

  • 5.4 Metamorphism in the Grampian Highlands

    • 5.4.1 Introduction

    • 5.4.2 The metamorphic map of the Dalradian

    • 5.4.3 The relative timing of porphyroblast growth and deformation

    • 5.4.4 The absolute timing of metamorphic mineral growth

    • 5.4.5 The causes of Grampian metamorphism

    • 5.4.6 A synthesis of Grampian metamorphism

    • 5.4.7 Summary of Section 5.4

  • 5.5 Summary of Section 5

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