Basement Correlation Across the North Atlantic

  • Jean-Pierre Lefort

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Major structural features are used in this study to reconstruct the links which existed between North America, Europe and Africa before the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean. The synthesis of geophysical and geochemical data as well as geological observations allows the recognition of the original geometry of the Grenvillian, Cadomian, Caledonian, Ligerian-Acadian and Hercynian foldbelts and the identification of ancient plate sutures. The reader will find a wealth of information based not only on the English but also on the French and Spanish literature, thus opening less known results to the international community.


Atlantic Ocean Coast Deformation Ocean formation volcanism

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Lefort
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de GéologieUniversité de Rennes IRennes-CedexFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73352-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73350-5
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