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Welsh Borderland Fault System

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The Welsh Borderland Fault System is a zone of faulting and associated folding which runs northeastwards through Wales from Pembrokeshire through Carmarthenshire and Powys into Shropshire in England. [1]

14 relations: Caledonian orogeny, Carmarthenshire, Church Stretton, Cymru Terrane, England, Fault (geology), Fold (geology), Pembrokeshire, Powys, Shropshire, Terrane, Variscan orogeny, Wales, Wrekin Terrane.

Caledonian orogeny

The Caledonian orogeny was a mountain building era recorded in the northern parts of Ireland and Britain, the Scandinavian Mountains, Svalbard, eastern Greenland and parts of north-central Europe.

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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the southwest of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.

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Church Stretton

Church Stretton is a small town in Shropshire, England, south of Shrewsbury and north of Ludlow.

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Cymru Terrane

The Cymru Terrane is one of five inferred fault bounded terranes that make up the basement rocks of the southern United Kingdom.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Fault (geology)

In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

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Fold (geology)

A geological fold occurs when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of permanent deformation.

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Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire (or; Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales.

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Powys

Powys is a principal area, a county and one of the preserved counties of Wales.

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Shropshire

Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Terrane

A terrane in geology, in full a tectonostratigraphic terrane, is a fragment of crustal material formed on, or broken off from, one tectonic plate and accreted or "sutured" to crust lying on another plate.

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Variscan orogeny

The Variscan or Hercynian orogeny is a geologic mountain-building event caused by Late Paleozoic continental collision between Euramerica (Laurussia) and Gondwana to form the supercontinent of Pangaea.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Wrekin Terrane

The Wrekin Terrane is one of five inferred fault bounded terranes that make up the basement rocks of the southern United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Borderland_Fault_System

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