A granodiorite from bore hole WB-102A in the Dol ina Będkowska, the Małopolska Block (MB), South ern Po land, yielded a mean U-Pb zir con age of 300 š3 Ma with SHRIMP II. No in her ited older com po nent was de tected. Geo chemically, it is a K-rich, I-type, calc-al ka line granodiorite with su pra-subduction char ac ter is tics (neg a tive Nb and Ti anom a lies). Silicic ig ne ous rocks are abun dant at the MB mar gin along the Kraków-Lubliniec Fault Zone (KLFZ) across which it ad joins to the Up per Silesian Block (USB) where such rocks are scarce. Both blocks be long to the Variscan fore land. Gra nitic rocks can not, how ever, gen er ate at fore land set tings. Thus, the hy poth e sis is put for ward that the par ent melt for the silicic rocks was de rived from the thick ened lower crust of the Variscan orogenic belt ow ing to extensional de com pres sion melt ing, and trans ported away to wards pul-apart open ings de vel oped along the crustal-scale fault zone (KLFZ) that un der went a com plex strike-slip his tory around the Car bon if er ous/Perm ian bound ary.