Cretaceous-Tertiary Stratigraphy and Tectonics in Northern West Greenland
Published:January 01, 1969
At the time when the disintegration of Laurasia is thought to have taken place, block faulting, marine transgression, and basalt extrusion marked the geologic evolution of northern West Greenland.
The downfaulting of the western seaboard of the area probably began in Cretaceous time. Considerable thicknesses of limnic arkose accumulated rapidly in the newly-formed depression, and coarse conglomerate was deposited at the foot of the fault scarps. Pauses in sedimentation allowed substantial accumulation of plant debris which gave rise to coal layers.
In late Turonian time a marine sea carrying a North American ammonite fauna transgressed outer Svartenhuk, and, during...
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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.