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 (ô-rŏj′ə-nē) also or·o·gen·e·sis (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
The process of mountain formation, especially by a folding and faulting of the earth's crust.

or′o·gen′ic (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
or′o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ɒˈrɒdʒɪnɪ) or


(Geological Science) the formation of mountain ranges by intense upward displacement of the earth's crust, usually associated with folding, thrust faulting, and other compressional processes
orogenic, orogenetic adj
ˌoroˈgenically, ˌorogeˈnetically adv
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(ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ-)

the process of mountain formation or upheaval.
or•o•gen•ic (ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə-) adj.
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orogenesis, orogeny - Orogenesis is the formation of mountains (Greek oros) and orogeny is the process by which mountains are formed.
See also related terms for mountains.
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the process by which mountains are created. — orogenic, orogenetic, adj.
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A phase of mountain building.
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Noun1.orogeny - the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
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Pacton Gold is a Canadian exploration company with key strategic partners focused on the exploration and development of high grade conglomerate and orogenic gold properties located in the district-scale Pilbara gold rush in Western Australia and the Red Lake District, Ontario.
The Project is located in the Tasman Orogenic belt, which hosts significant gold mines and deposits, including Mount Leyshon, Cracow, Mount Morgan and Mount Rawdon (see Figure 1).
These questions include how to distinguish between different possible geometries of the MHT, and how to better define the structural causes and locations of rupture segmentation both across-strike and along-strike in the orogenic belt.
The orogenic gold deposit is the typical manifestation in the Zagros collisional Orogenic belt (Aliyari et al., 2009; Alizadeh-Dinabad et al., 2013; Almasi et al., 2015; Almasi et al., 2017).
It is interpreted as recycled orogenic tectonic regime deposits during semi humid to humid climate conditions.
Ancient Oceans, Orogenic Uplifts, and Glacial Ice: Geologic Crossroads in America's Heartland
Based on the geophysical and geological observations, the Estonian basement within the Svecofennian orogenic domain has been divided (Koppelmaa 2002) into six petrological-structural domains: Alutaguse, Johvi, Tallinn, Tapa, West Estonian and South Estonian (Fig.
These fluids presents low to moderate salinity and are similar to ore fluids of orogenic gold deposits (Groves et al., 1998; Wilkinson, 2001; Bodnar et al, 2014).
In contrast, information on element concentrations in low to moderate salinity (i.e., <15wt.% NaCl equivalent) aqueo-carbonic fluid inclusions (i.e., C[O.sub.2] as one or two separate phases at room temperature), which are the dominant fluid inclusion type in the gold-bearing quartz veins in the Xiaoqinling region (e.g., [18-22]), as well as orogenic gold deposits (e.g., [23-25]) and some deep-seated intrusion-related gold deposits (e.g., [26-28]), is only fragmentary (e.g., [29-31]).
Both are "treasure-bearing" Neoproterozoic (approximately 500-800 million years old) orogenic belts within the global Pan-African tectonic framework.