Palaeogeography: historical geology

Based on investigations of rocks, paleogeography reconstructs the original location of their formation. Most rocks in the Alps, with the exception of younger formations such as tertiary intrusions and effusions or quaternary sediments, are not presently at the place where they were formed. They were formed in other geographical locations – sometimes on other continents – and through the drift of

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Tags: Nature and Environment, Geology and raw materials, Geology and tectonics, Geology, Rocks
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 2010