Geological map of Corsica and Sardinia-PDF
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The originality of this Corso-Sardinian synthesis is to present the formations according to their chronology - as for the classic geological maps - but also according to the geodynamic context in which they were formed or are observed. Thus, the following have been distinguished:
1- for the Hercynian chain, the classic division into a) inner zone, b) nappes zone and c) outer zones and linking magmatism to the post-collisional extension of the chain;
2- the autochthonous cover of the South European continental margin;
3- the Balano-Ligurian and Ligurian-Piedmontese oceanic domain with continental influence;
4- the collisional chain of alpine Corsica, with in particular the eclogitic belt;
5- the complexes (in relation to the Apennines) linked to the opening of the Liguro-Provençal basin, the northern and then the southern Thyrrenian Sea.
Contributions: G. P. Cherchi, P. Conti, L. Disperati, A. Eltrudis, J. Ferrandini, A. Funeddan, J.-C. Lahondère, M.-D. Loÿe - Pilot, S. Pasci, E. Sarria, C. Spano