List of orogenies

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Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)

The following is a list of orogenies organised by continent/country, starting with the oldest at the top.

North American orogenies[edit]

Taconic orogeny

European orogenies[edit]

Asian orogenies[edit]

The Dabie-Sulu Orogen (Mesozoic)

South American orogenies[edit]

African orogenies[edit]

Australian orogenies[edit]

Antarctic orogenies[edit]

Orogenies affecting Antarctica include:[3]

  • Napier orogeny (4000 ± 200 Ma)
  • Rayner orogeny (~ 3500 Ma)
  • Humboldt orogeny (~ 3000 Ma)
  • Insel orogeny (2650 ± 150 Ma)
  • Early Ruker orogeny (2000–1700 Ma)
  • Late Ruker / Nimrod orogeny (1000 ± 150 Ma)
  • Beardmore orogeny (633–620 Ma)
  • Ross Orogeny (~ 500 Ma)

New Zealand orogenies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strachan, R.A.; Smith, M., Harris, A.L.& Fettes, D.J. (2002). "4: The Northern Highland and Grampian terranes". In Trewin N.H. The Geology of Scotland. Geological Society, London. ISBN 978-1-86239-126-0. 
  2. ^ The Geology of Chile Teresa Moreno, Wes Gibbons, Geological Society of London
  3. ^ http://home.freeuk.com/gtlloyd/tam/geochron.htm Tectonics of the Transantarctic Mountains: Geochronology