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First age-diagnostic fossils from the central part of the North Greenland foldbelt

Nature volume 286, pages 800803 (21 August 1980) | Download Citation

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The discovery of Lower Llandovery (Silurian) graptolites in Peary Land, near the top of the sequence in the central part of the North Greenland foldbelt, shows that the rocks in this sequence are mostly pre-Silurian. It also permits correlation of the lithostratigraphic units in the central foldbelt1 with those on the margin2 and on the unfolded platform to the south3,4. This places constraints on the timing of the Innuitian orogeny in North Greenland.

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  1. Geologisk Museum, Øster Voldgade 5, 1350 København K, Denmark

    • Finn Surlyk
  2. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K, Denmark

    • John Malcolm Hurst
  3. Institut for Historisk Geologi og Palaeontologi, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K, Denmark

    • Merete Bjerreskov

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