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The Caledonian Orogeny

NESW Trend

Result of the Laurentian continent colliding with Gondwanaland


Moine Thrust Fault
Highland Boundary Fault
Great Glen Fault
Southern Uplands Fault

High grade regional metamorphism in Scotland:
Gniess and Schists
Lower grade regional metamorphism in Wales:
Schists and Slate
Metamorphism suggests heat/ pressure at…

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Associated with the subduction of the Iapetus Ocean


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