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Variscan orogeny

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  1. a geologic mountain-building event caused by Late Paleozoic continental collision between Laurasia and Gondwana to form the supercontinent of Pangea

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  2. The name, Variscan, comes from the Medieval Latin name for the district Variscia, the home of a Germanic tribe, the Varisci, and was coined in 1880 by Vienna geologist Eduard Suess. Variscite, a rare green mineral found in the region and first discov

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  3. of the Carboniferous

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  4. The North American and European Variscan Belt includes the mountains of Portugal and western Spain, south-western Ireland (i.e Munster), Cornwall, Devon, Pembrokeshire, the Gower peninsula and the Vale of Glamorgan

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  5. orogogeny involved a complicated heterogeneous assembly of different microplates and heterochronous collisions, making the exact reconstruction of the plate tectonic processes difficult

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