Hercynian


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Hercynian

(hɜːˈsɪnɪən)
adj
(Geological Science) denoting a period of mountain building in Europe in the late Palaeozoic
[C16: from Latin Hercynia silva the Hercynian forest (i.e., the wooded mountains of central Germany, esp the Erzgebirge)]
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The same shade had before been observed at the bottom of an isolated enclosure, known by the name of Lichtenburg's circle, which is situated near the Hercynian mountains, on the borders of the moon; but they could not tell the nature of it.
Structural analysis of shear zones in an alpinised Hercynian granite (Maggia Lappen, Pennine Zone, Central Alps).
Since the Late Palaeozoic the southern margin of the Junggar Basin has undergone multi-stage tectonic processes related to the orogenies in the Hercynian, Indosinian, Yanshanian and Himalayan.
Combined with regional tectonic evolution characteristics and research results, it was observed that the first fracture development stage, a product of the middle Hercynian tectonic movement, with a paleotectonic stress of 49.6 MPa.
Pin, "Sr-Nd isotopic study of igneous and metasedimentary enclaves in some Hercynian granitoids from the Massif Central," in Enclaves and granite petrology, J.
The Lower Permian Haushi, being of Hercynian uncomformity.
The northernmost almost two thirds form part of the Hesperian Massif (of Hercynian orogen), with a predominance of Precambrian and Palaeozoic materials--shales, quartzite, and volcano-sedimentary and plutonic rocks.
The main structural features of the study area are the consequences of the Hercynian orogeny.
Its origin is very old (Paleozoic) and correspond to rocks formed during the Hercynian orogeny, which were later covered by sediments and resurfaced over them during the subsequent Alpine Orogeny (Diaz Martinez et al.
(2009): The geological relationships between Sardinia and Calabria during Alpine and Hercynian times.
Generally, the longitudinal distribution of species above-average associated with the Carpathian (cluster 2) and Pannonian region (cluster 5) tended slightly eastwards, whereas the distribution of species above-average associated with the Hercynian mountain region (cluster 1) and the Bohemian-Moravian hilly and highland region (cluster 3) tended rather westwards (Fig.