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New publication in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment on the metamorphic and magmatic record of collisional orogens by Charlotte Möller and colleagues.

Mountain range and minerals

 New publication in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

Weller, O., Mottram, C., St-Onge, M., Möller, C., Strachan, R., Rivers, T, Copley, C. 2021. The metamorphic and magmatic record of collisional orogens. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

A review paper about mountain belts of Himalaya-type, of different ages and in different parts of the Earth, including the Scandinavian Caledonides and the Sveconorwegian Province in Sweden and Norway. Himalaya-type mountain belts form when two continental plates collide (the Euroasian and Indian plates in the case of the Himalaya) and the crust thickens up to 80 km.

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Upper image: Evening panorama of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. Photo from

Left rock: Eclogite, formed by metamorphism at very high pressures deep inside mountain belts, is composed of red garnet and green pyroxene. Svartberget, Molde, Norway, Scandinavian Caledonides. Photo: C. Möller.

Right rock: Kyanite-rich aggregate in eclogite. Ammås, Halland, Sveconorwegian Province. Photo: C. Möller.