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1Relating to Armorica.
- ‘So when Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) embarked on a conquest of Gaul (59-50 BC), he set about occupying the Armorican peninsula in 56 BC’
- 1.1Geology another term for Hercynian
- ‘It was, probably, a continent-continent collision to the south of Wales and the Brabant Massif, perhaps a westward continuation of the Armorican and Bohemian Massifs, like that of the Northern Appalachians.’
- ‘Unit 3B, observed in the western Armorican transitional zone, is a seismic unit with low reflectivity.’
- ‘In Cambrian rocks archaeocyathans are found in an equatorial and subequatorial belt which included Laurentia, and the North African, Iberian and Armorican parts of Gondwana, but not the Avalonian part.’
- ‘The Armorica plate, as it is usually conceived, was composed of the Iberian, Armorican and Bohemian Massifs.’
- ‘This zone is typified by Cambro Ordovician rift-related volcanism and Ordovician to Devonian subduction attributed to a southern proto-Tethys ocean separating the Armorican - Barrandian microcontinents to the north from Gondwana.’
- ‘Heavy-mineral analysis of the sands clearly indicates a possible Armorican contribution at this time but according to Daley they are unlikely to be of fluvial origin because ‘the latter was periodically separated from Britain’.’
- ‘Off the Armorican margin, the S reflector has no direct seismic relationship with the location of crustal thinning.’
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