Geologic Comparison of Western Ireland and Northeastern Newfoundland
Published:January 01, 1969
The Caledonides of west Mayo and northwest Galway in Ireland can be subdivided into three structural units. First, within a narrow E-W-trending belt of amphibolite-facies schist in the Clew Bay area, there is evidence of pre-Caledonian structural and metamorphic events. This basement schist of uncertain age is overlain tectonically by the Erris schists, which extend 40 mi northward and which, with the Connemara schists of northwest Galway, represent the Early Caledonides. The succession of these schist groups is comparable with that of the Moine and Dalradian of Scotland. Large F1-F4 folds are associated with M1...
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North Atlantic—Geology and Continental Drift
The Gander Conference, an International Conference on Stratigraphy and Structure Bearing on the Origin of the North Atlantic Ocean, was held in Gander, Newfoundland, August 1967. The conference gave geologists familiar with the areas bordering the North Atlantic Ocean with an opportunity to present their knowledge and ideas to colleagues dealing with similar rocks and structures. This publication contains most of the papers that were presented at that conference and a few others that were prepared for the sessions.