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In geology, anorogenic magmatism is the formation, intrusion or eruption of magmas not directly connected with orogeny.[1] This contrasts with orogenic magmatism that occurs at convergent plate boundaries where continental collision, subduction and orogeny are common.[2]

See alsoEdit

  • Hotspot (geology) – Volcanic regions thought to be fed by underlying mantle that is anomalously hot compared with the surrounding mantle


  1. ^ Sheppard, S.M.F. (1986). "Chapter 10 – Igneous Rocks III – Isotopic Case Studies of Magmatism in Africa, Eurasia and Oceanic Islands". In Valley, J.W, Taylor, H.P. and O'Neil, J.R. (editors) (eds.). Stable Isoptopes in High Temperature Geological Processes (Reviews in Mineralogy – Volume 16). Mineralogical Society of America. p. 319. ISBN 0-939950-20-0.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Anorogenic magmatism in Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica)