Earth Heritage Glossary
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Glossary for letter: V
a phase of mountain building in Europe that climaxed in late Carboniferous-early Permian times as a result of closure of the Rheic Ocean and the collision between Gondwana and Laurussia which united to form the supercontinent of Pangaea.
a rock produced by the solidification of lava or pyroclastic material.
descriptive of a sedimentary rock containing volcanic material.