Was Baltica right-way-up or upside-down in the Neoproterozoic?

Peter Anthony Cawood, Sergei A. Pisarevsky

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Abstract

Baltica is a progeny of Rodinia, born from the breakup of the supercontinent in the Neoproterozoic. Within Rodinia, Baltica is generally placed adjacent to NE Laurentia but in a variety of configurations, which vary by up to 3000 km along the strike of the Laurentian margin and include both right-way-up and upside-down orientations (current coordinates). Geological and palaeomagnetic data show that the only viable reconstruction juxtaposes the western Scandinavian margin of Baltica, in its right-way-up orientation, against the Rockall-Scotland-SE Greenland segment of Laurentia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-759
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Geological Society
Volume163
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

Keywords

  • POLAR WANDER PATH
  • LAYERED MAFIC INTRUSION
  • SKINNER COVE VOLCANICS
  • EAST EUROPEAN CRATON
  • LONG-RANGE DYKES
  • PALEOMAGNETIC DATA
  • WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND
  • IAPETUS OCEAN
  • RED SEDIMENTS
  • TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE

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