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The Nappe Structure of the Alps

by Theresa König last modified 2007-06-06 15:08

Here you can see rocks originating from the African and European continents. The continents were separated by 2 small oceans covering a distance of more than 2,000 km. About 140 million years ago, during the Alpine orogeny the different units – the African plate, the lost micro-continents the small oceans and the European platform – were stacked.


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