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The Caledonian Orogeny




NESW Trend



Result of the Laurentian continent colliding with Gondwanaland

Faults

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

Metamorphism
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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