Mountain building in Scotland
Mountain building in Scotland

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Mountain building in Scotland

7 Sedimentation and tectonics at a mid-Ordovician to Silurian active margin

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

  • 7.1 Introduction

  • 7.2 Mid-Ordovician to Silurian sedimentation in the Midland Valley Terrane

    • 7.2.1 Ordivician sedimentation

    • 7.2.2 Silurian sedimentiation

    • 7.2.3 Summary of Section 7.2

  • 7.3 Sedimentation and tectonics in the Southern Uplands Terrane

    • 7.3.1 Sedimentation

    • 7.3.2 The Southern Uplands as an accretionary prism?

    • 7.3.3 Summary of Section 7.3

  • 7.4 Interpretation: regional tectonic framework for the Midland Valley and Southern Uplands

    • 7.4.1 Introduction

    • 7.4.2 What caused a subduction zone reversal?

    • 7.4.3 A missing fore-arc basin?

  • 7.5 Summary of Section 7

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