Avalonian and Cadomian terranes in North Dobrogea, Romania

Ion Balintoni, Constantin Balica, Antoneta Seghedi, Mihai N. Ducea

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The North Dobrogea orogen is a collage of dismembered terrane fragments between the Moesian platform and East European craton (Baltica). It records Alpine and Variscan deformation, magmatism and metamorphism. Its basement comprises three metamorphic complexes (Boclugea, Megina and Orliga) that are separated by tectonic boundaries. Detrital zircon U/Pb ages suggest the Boclugea and Orliga complexes represent two peri-Gondwanan terranes of Avalonian and Cadomian affinities, respectively. The new data clarify the original relationships between the North Dobrogea terranes, and Baltica and Moesia platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalPrecambrian Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010


  • Boclugea and Orliga complexes
  • Detrital zircon ages
  • North Dobrogea
  • Terrane provenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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