The eastern French Pyrenees: from mountain belt to foreland basin

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Satterfield, Dorothy, Rollinson, Hugh and Suthren, Roger 2019. The eastern French Pyrenees: from mountain belt to foreland basin. Geology Today. 35 (6), pp. 228-240. https://doi.org/10.1111/gto.12291
AuthorsSatterfield, Dorothy, Rollinson, Hugh and Suthren, Roger
Abstract

The Pyrenees is a young mountain belt formed as part of the larger Alpine collision zone. This excursion explores the development of the Pyrenean Mountain Belt in southern France, from its early extensional phase in the mid‐Cretaceous and subsequent collisional phase, through its uplift and erosion in the Late Cretaceous and again in the Eocene, which led to the development of the Aquitaine‐Languedoc foreland basin. One of the complexities of the Pyrenean Belt is that thrusting, uplift and erosion during the Pyrenean orogeny exposed older Variscan basement rocks in the central core of the mountains, rocks which were metamorphosed during an earlier event in the late Carboniferous. Thus, this orogenic belt also tells the story of an earlier collision between Laurussia in the north and Gondwana in the south at c. 300 Ma, prior to the onset of the Pyrenean events at c. 100 Ma. Here we seek to unravel these two separate orogenic stories.

KeywordsEarth-Surface Processes; Stratigraphy; Palaeontology; Geology
Year2019
JournalGeology Today
Journal citation35 (6), pp. 228-240
PublisherWiley
ISSN0266-6979
1365-2451
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/gto.12291
Web address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/gto.12291
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Publication dates09 Dec 2019
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Accepted2019
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