Zachodnie przedpole kratonu wschodnioeuropejskiego – paleozoiczne terrany czy marginalna część kontynentu Bałtyki?

Włodzimierz Mizerski, Izabela Olczak-Dusseldorp


Western foreland of the East European Craton – Paleozoic terranes or marginal part of the Baltica continent?
A b s t r a c t. Provenance of the tectonic blocks located in the recent, western foreland of the East European Craton in Poland is subject to debate. These blocks are regarded either as Avalonian blocks adjacent to the East European Craton along the T-T zone or accretional wedge (or its fragments) formed during the collision of Baltica and Avalonia. This implies that the western edge of the Baltica Continent was active, with a subduction zone developed along which Avalonian blocks and Baltica should be smashing together Baltica. However, no objective geological facts indicate the occurrence of a subduction zone along the present-day SW edge of the East European Craton. On the contrary, there are many evidences indicating the sedimentation taking place in a continental passive margin during the Palaeozoic and there is no proof that the older Palaeozoic rocks are thrust over the Baltic margin. Consequently, tectonic deformation in Palaeozoic rocks, recorded in the present-day foreland of the East European Craton, are related to the mobility of the craton margin and should be regarded as platform-type deformation.

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