Mountain building in Scotland
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Mountain building in Scotland

8 Multiple plate collisions and the end of the Iapetus Ocean

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

  • 8.1 Introduction

  • 8.2 Palaeocontinental reconstructions

    • 8.2.1 The global view

    • 8.2.2 A model for the closure of the Iapetus Ocean

    • 8.2.3 Summary of Section 8.2

  • 8.3 Tectonics of the Northern Highlands

    • 8.3.1 Structure and metamorphism of the Northern Highlands

    • 8.3.2 Magmatism and the timing of deformation

    • 8.3.3 Regional implications

    • 8.3.3 Summary of Section 8.3

  • 8.4 Silurian-Devonian strike-slip displacements on the Laurentian

    • 8.4.1 Geometry and amount of displacement

    • 8.4.2 Time contraints on fault zone displacements

    • 8.4.3 Sinistral displacements in the Southern Uplands

    • 8.4.4 Summary of Section 8.4

  • 8.5 Collision of Eastern Avalonia with the Laurentian margin

    • 8.5.1 The sedimentary record of a far-felt collision

    • 8.5.2 Diachronous collision and terrane linkage

    • 8.5.3 Sediment dispersal and basin shallowing

    • 8.5.3 Where is the Iapetus Suture?

    • 8.5.3 Summary of Section 8.5

  • 8.6 Late Silurian to Early Devonian deformation of Eastern Avalonia

    • 8.6.1 The cleavage pattern

    • 8.6.2 Time contraints on cleavage formation and deformation

    • 8.6.3 Summary of Section 8.6

  • 8.7 Granite magmatism and convergence

    • 8.7.1 Origin of the Newer Granites

    • 8.7.2 Summary of Section 8.7

  • 8.8 Summary of Section 8

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