Palaeomagnetism from multi-orogenic terranes is ‘not a simple game’: Pyrenees' Palaeozoic warning

Palaeomagnetism is a versatile tool in the Earth sciences: it provides critical input to geological timescales and plate tectonic reconstructions. Despite its undeniable perks, palaeomagnetism is not without complications. Remagnetizations …

Neoproterozoic-Palaeozoic detrital sources in the Variscan foreland of northern Iberia: primary vs. recycled sediments

The Cantabrian Zone, in the Variscan belt of Western Europe, has one of the most continuous Ediacaran-Palaeozoic stratigraphic successions in the world. This succession has been previously extensively studied, including several detrital zircon U-Pb …

Avalonia, get bent! – Paleomagnetism from SW Iberia confirms the Greater Cantabrian Orocline

The amalgamation of Pangea formed the contorted Variscan-Alleghanian orogen, suturing Gondwana and Laurussia during the Carboniferous. From all swirls of this orogen, a double curve in Iberia stands out, the coupled Cantabrian Orocline and Central …

SW Iberia

October 2018, Bruno and me sampled many different Devonian and Carboniferous volcanic rocks in SW Iberia

Remagnetization during orocline formation. A Carboniferous tale from the Iberian peninsula

The Variscan mountain belt in Iberia defines a large “S” shape with the Cantabrian Orocline in the north and the Central Iberian curve, an alleged orocline belt of opposite curvature, to the south. The Cantabrian Orocline is kinematically well …

New kinematic constraints on the Ibero-Armorican orocline: a paleomagnetic study from the Peñalba syncline and the Truchas Synform, NW Spain

The Cantabrian orocline is a large structure that bends the Variscan orogen of Western Europe in NW Iberia. The extensively studied kinematics of its core, the foreland of the orogen, indicates that the structure is secondary, i.e. acquired after the …

Iberian Range

We performed a field trip to the Iberian range to evaluate the tectonic history from Devonian to now. Mark Diederen made an excellent B.Sc. thesis out of it that resulted in a paper in Tectonics

Cantabrian Zone

During my PhD Thesis I perfomed lots of fieldwork in the Cantabrian Zone, Several papers came out after these field seasons