Regional geology of early Precambrian high-grade metamorphic rocks in West Greenland
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Published by [Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse] in Kobenhavn .
Written in English



  • Greenland.


  • Rocks, Metamorphic -- Greenland.,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Precambrian.,
  • Geology -- Greenland.

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Statementby Brian F. Windley.
SeriesGeological Survey of Greenland. Report, no. 46, Rapport (Grønlands geologiske undersøgelse) ;, nr. 46.
LC ClassificationsQE70 .D43 no. 46, QE475.A2 .D43 no. 46
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Open LibraryOL5470751M
LC Control Number73173823

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Author of The evolving continents, The Fiskenaesset Complex, West Greenland, A preliminary study of the stratigraphy, petrology, and whole rock chemistry from Qeqertarssuatsiaq, Superposed deformations of the Ketilidian gneisses in the Sardloq area, S. Greenland, Tectonic Evolution of the Himalayas and Tibet (Royal Society Discussion Volumes), The Precambrian geology of the Sârdloq area Written works: The Evolving Continents. Metamorphic rock - Metamorphic rock - Regional metamorphism: Regional metamorphism is associated with the major events of Earth dynamics, and the vast majority of metamorphic rocks are so produced. They are the rocks involved in the cyclic processes of erosion, sedimentation, burial, metamorphism, and mountain building (orogeny), events that are all related to major convective . Precambrian - Precambrian - Precambrian geology: By international agreement, Precambrian time is divided into the Archean Eon (occurring between roughly billion years ago and billion years ago) and Proterozoic Eon (occurring between billion and million years ago). After the Precambrian, geologic time intervals are commonly subdivided on the basis of the fossil record.   (2) There is no correlation between regional metamorphic grade and proximity to plutons (Fig. 8). (3) There appears to be a relationship between degree of metamorphism and abundance of pegmatites. Pegmatites are most abundant in high-grade rocks (Zone 5 of Fig. 8), and are completely absent in the areas where the second metamor- phism is very weak.

  Zircon U–Pb dating demonstrates that these high-grade metamorphic rocks underwent three-stages of tectono-thermal events, i.e. the early Paleoproterozoic magmatic event at ca. Ma, the late Paleoproterozoic metamorphic event at – Ma and the early Neoproterozoic metamorphic event at – Ma (Dong et al., , Zhang et al. Nigeria lies to the rest of the West African Craton in the region of late Precambrian to early Paleozoic orogenesis. The Basement complex is made up of Precambrian rocks and these rocks consist of the schist belt infolded in them. The Precambrian rocks in the study area are part of the Precambrian . The Precambrian rocks in Grand Teton National Park on the east flank of the Teton Range are being studied by the author. The geologic map (pl. 1) of this part of the Precambrian complex and the following descriptions are based largely on his unpublished data and on brief published descriptions by Horberg and Fryxell (), Bradley (), and. Braddock, W.A., and Cole, J.C., , Precambrian structural relations metamorphic grade, and intrusive rocks along the northeast flank of the Front Range in the Thompson Canyon, Poudre Canyon, and Virginia Dale areas: Field Guide, Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain section, p.

The geology of Cambodia is the study of the nation's rocks, minerals, water and landforms. Cambodia's ancient geologic history in the Precambrian is poorly understood. The region experienced tectonic activity and low-grade metamorphic rock formation throughout the Paleozoic, which a shift to marine conditions and fossil formation during the Permian and through much of the Mesozoic. Early Cambrian metamorphic zircon in the northern Pinjarra Orogen: Implications for the structure of the West Australian Craton margin REGIONAL GEOLOGY AND GEOCHRONOLOGY. suggesting growth with garnet in high-grade rocks (Rubatto, ). Notably, the concordant Archean zircon grain shows a steeper HREE trend, strong depletion of Pr, and. Early Precambrian rocks in the Eastern European Platform basement overlain by a sedimentary cover are being directly studied by deep drilling. Unfortunately, the network of deep holes is insufficiently dense, and the cores of holes drilled a few decades ago were far from adequately fully documented and examined, and most were irrevocably lost. REGIONAL PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY The Precambrian geology of the western part of the Granite Mountains (Tps. N., Rs. W.) is shown in figure 2. Three major terranes or lithologies are readily differentiated: (1) An assemblage of amphibolite-grade metamorphic rocks crops out in the northwestern and.