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Devonian Palaeomagnetic Pole for Europe and N. America

Naturevolume 214pages4243 (1967) | Download Citation



THE position of the Devonian pole relative to Britain, was originally deduced from palaeomagnetic measurements on the Old Red Sandstone formation from S. Wales1. It was apparently confirmed later by measurements on many other Devonian formations from Europe and western Russia2. We label these poles “DI” in Table 1. Palaeomagnetic work on Devonian lavas from the Midland Valley of Scotland yields, however, a completely different pole3 which is labelled “DII” in Table 1 (ref. 4).

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  1. Department of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, School of Physics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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