Later Proterozoic Stratigraphy of the Northern Atlantic Regions

  • J. A. Winchester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. J. A. Winchester
      Pages 1-13
  3. Rocks Predating the Grenville Event

  4. Late Proterozoic Rocks on the Laurentian Foreland

    1. A. D. Stewart
      Pages 97-103
    2. A. D. Stewart
      Pages 104-112
    3. C. F. Gower
      Pages 113-118
    4. M. Bentley
      Pages 119-130
  5. Post-Grenville Rocks Addected by the Caledonian Event

    1. J. A. Winchester, M. D. Max
      Pages 131-145
    2. J. A. Winchester, B. W. Glover
      Pages 146-161
    3. J. A. Winchester, M. D. Max, C. B. Long
      Pages 162-176
    4. A. E. Wright
      Pages 177-199
    5. R. Caby, Janine Bertrand-Sarfati
      Pages 212-236
    6. J. P. Nystuen, Anna Siedlecka
      Pages 237-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book


Later Proterozoic Stratigraphy of the Northern Atlantic stimulating and their prompt submission of text and illustrative material has enabled rapid production of Regions aims to produce a concise and up-to-date synthesis of the later Proterozoic geology of those lands the book. Funding for this research has come from many bordering the North Atlantic that were once situated sources, including the Natural Environment Research north of the Iapetus Suture and the Tornquist Line. Council, the British Geological Survey, the Geological Proterozoic rocks deposited between 1150 and 650 Ma Surveys of Greenland and Newfoundland and many (the latter date marked by the Varanger glaciation) are universities. the main subject of the book, although reference is also Many of the chapters use differing and interesting made to deposits laid down at the end of the Proterozoic methods of approach, including structural analysis, in Scandinavia, Newfoundland and Greenland. The sedimentology, whole-rock trace element geochemistry, need for such a comprehensive review has become geophysics, and isotopic age dating. The scope of the increasingly apparent in recent years, because the original research was extended to include formerly introduction of many new methods of resolving pro­ adjacent areas and, as a result, a number of useful blems in complex metamorphic terrains has unlocked a correlations between these regions can be made. The vast store of new information.


Lithostratigraphy Proterozoic chemistry environment evolution formation geochemistry geology geophysics production research sediment sedimentology stratigraphy

Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Winchester
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

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