Palæomagnetism and Rotation of Newfoundland

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Nairn, Frost and Light have recently reported1 on the palæomagnetic results from Carboniferous and Pre-Cambrian rocks of Newfoundland. By comparing their Carboniferous results with results obtained by other workers2 in the western United States they show that Newfoundland may have been rotated 20° anticlockwise since Carboniferous time.

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    Nairn, A. E. M., Frost, D. V., and Light, B. G., Nature, 183, 596 (1959).

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    Creer, K. M., Irving, E., and Runcorn, S. K., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 250, 144 (1957).

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DU BOIS, P. Palæomagnetism and Rotation of Newfoundland. Nature 184, BA63–BA64 (1959) doi:10.1038/184063a0b

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