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Discovery of an Eo-Meso-Neoarchean Terrane in the East Greenland Caledonides
Precambrian Research
  • Scott M. Johnston, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Andrew R.C. Kylander-Clark, University of California - Santa Barbara
Publication Date
9-1-2013
Abstract

tThis study investigates basement gneisses from the Niggli Spids thrust sheet of the East Greenland Caledonides in an attempt to place them into the broader context of the Archean–Paleoproterozoicarchitecture of the Greenland shield. Our combined whole-rock geochemical and U–Pb zircon geochronol-ogy results from Gåseland reveal an Archean terrane defined by TTG magmatic events at 3607 Ma and3070–2980 Ma followed by metamorphism and high-K granite intrusion at 2790–2677 Ma. These results identify a relatively pristine Archean terrane with previously unknown Eoarchean rocks that holds poten-tial for future investigations into the early evolution of continental crust, and adds to a growing body of data characterizing the Archean–Paleoproterozoic architecture of East Greenland.

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Scott M. Johnston and Andrew R.C. Kylander-Clark. "Discovery of an Eo-Meso-Neoarchean Terrane in the East Greenland Caledonides" Precambrian Research Vol. 235 (2013) p. 295 - 302
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