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Tectonic evolution of continents in early Proterozoic times

Naturevolume 247pages433435 (1974) | Download Citation



In early Proterozoic times, complex systems of mobile belts were developed within large continental masses as a result of the internal distortion of these masses which accompanied bodily movement relative to the poles. The arrangement of structures formed by these processes differs from that characteristic of both Archaean and Phanerozoic tectonic regimes.

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