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Nature 288, 329 - 333 (27 November 1980); doi:10.1038/288329a0

Cordilleran suspect terranes

Peter J. Coney*, David L. Jones & James W. H. Monger

*Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85717
US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California 94025
Canadian Geological Survey, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Over 70% of the North American Cordillera is made up of ‘suspect terranes’. Many of these geological provinces are certainly allochthonous to the North American continent and seem to have been swept from far reaches of the Pacific Ocean before collision and accretion into the Cordilleran margin mostly in Mesozoic to early Cenozoic time.

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