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Evolution of Proterozoic basement patterns in the Lewisian Complex

Naturevolume 256pages568570 (1975) | Download Citation



Two contrasting structural elements, both of which have affinities with the two Proterozoic mobile belts of Greenland, have contributed to the pattern of structures in the Lewisian complex of the northern British Isles. The evolution of these structural patterns can be interpreted in terms of an integral system of movements which developed under the influence of an evolving linear dislocation that flanked the major Archaean craton of Greenland.


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