Geochronology

The enigmatic curvature of Central Iberia and its puzzling kinematics

The collision between Gondwana and Laurussia that formed the latest supercontinent, Pangea, occurred during Devonian to early Permian times and resulted in a large scale orogeny that today transects Europe, northwest Africa, and eastern North …

Post-Eocene coupled oroclines in the Talesh (NW Iran): Paleomagnetic constraints

The Talesh Mountains (NW Iran) witnessed a long deformation history from the Triassic Cimmerian orogeny to the ongoing Arabia-Eurasia collision. This protracted multi-stage deformation has generated a remarkably curved orogen with a puzzling …

Towards FAIR Paleomagnetic Data Management Through Paleomagnetism.org 2.0

Scientific communities are placing an increasing emphasis on the implementation of data management protocols concerning data archiving and distribution. For instance, every proposal submitted to the European Horizon 2020 program, as well as to the …

Late/post Variscan orocline formation and widespread magmatism

The Paleozoic geology of Iberia is dominated by the tectonics of the Variscan orogeny and its aftermath. This defining geologic event was the result of large-scale collision that involved amalgamation of multiple continents and micro-continents, the …

Significance of detrital zircons in Siluro-Devonian rocks from Iberia

Seven samples of Siluro-Devonian sedimentary rocks from the Cantabrian and Central Iberian zones of the Iberian Variscan belt have been investigated for provenance and contain four main age populations in variable relative proportion: …

Diachronous post‐orogenic magmatism within a developing orocline in Iberia, European Variscides

The amalgamation of Pangea during the Carboniferous produced a winding mountain belt: the Variscan orogen of West Europe. In the Iberian Peninsula, this tortuous geometry is dominated by two major structures: the Cantabrian Orocline, to the north, …