Template talk:Geology of Europe

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North Sea Geological History[edit]

New article on European geology. North Sea Geological History can it be added into the template? SriMesh | talk 16:42, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Tobias1984 (talk) 17:37, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Get rid of national boundaries[edit]

I think that template's setup isn't so well chosen, please see my argument against dividing regional geology along national borders here. Woodwalker (talk) 23:25, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

I think that this whole template should be redone in terms of geologic features. The idea of using national borders as criterion for structuring information on regional geology tends to have poor results. Look at the problems with the Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera Occidental in South America when they started divying them up by country. Try discussing the Guiana Shield by country. This template should facilitate a comprehensive description of the geology of Europe. That is not done by having the Alps discussed in six or seven different articles by nation. The geology of Liechtenstein would not mean much without a lot of duplication from other "national" articles. We should brain-storm and draw up a list of major and significant geological features of Europe, examine the list for gaps, and then we could populate this template appropriately. --Bejnar (talk) 02:35, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

List of major features[edit]

A list of major and significant geological features of Europe:

  • Early Paleozoic orogens:
    • Caledonides of Scandinivia/British Isles/Greenland/Svalbard
    • Ural Mountains (an independent orogeny by itself)
  • Large volcanic provinces:

Maybe after we get a fair list we can organize them by category. --Bejnar (talk) 03:02, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Because you asked for help: I tried to put some structure in your list above and added more features. There are a few places where we can choose between large-scale or more detailed (geology of the Iberian Peninsula vs. every part of it seperately, same for Scandinavia). The faults can perhaps better not be included, there are so many. Of course we can include many more features, but I think these are at least the most important ones. Can be I forgot something of course. Woodwalker (talk) 14:45, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I guess I'm joining the discussion a little late :). I think the consensus now is that geographic regions get short overview articles that link to the more in depth geologic articles (e.g. Geology of Russia). I already tried to implement a couple of things from the list, but it will take a while to work myself through all the existing articles and categories. --Tobias1984 (talk) 18:05, 28 February 2013 (UTC)