The Alpine Orogeny

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  • The Alpine Orogeny
    • Involved plates were Africa/India and Eurasia
      • Formed Alps, Atlas, Pyranees and Carpathian mountains
    • Tertiary
      • Palaeogene Neogene
        • 65-2.5 Ma
    • Evidence
      • UK
        • Minor folding and faulting on SE coast
          • Weald-Artois  anticline. E-W Trend. Gentle fold basin.
          • Hampshire Basin
          • Isle of Wight monocline
          • Jurassic Coast (Dorset)
            • Lulworth Cove
        • Weald-Artois  anticline. E-W Trend. Gentle fold basin.
      • Europe
        • Formed Alps, Atlas, Pyranees and Carpathian mountains
      • Mediterranean
    • Structures
      • Intense Metamorphism of previous rocks
      • Volcanic Activity in UK, Iceland, France and Italy
      • Uplifting with normal and thrust faulting
        • Uplifting of  plateaus in the Balkan Peninsula and in Corsica and Sardinia
      • Crumpling of rock strata

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