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The Ukrainian Shield is a large coherent region of exposed Archaean and Proterozoic crust in the southwestern, Sarmatian part of the East European Craton. It is traditionally divided into blocks, or domains, separated by major suture zones. The Azov Domain in the east and the Podolian Domain in the SW are Archaean complexes that have been highly reworked in the Palaeoproterozoic; in contrast, the Archaean (3.2–3.0 Ga) granite-greenstone terrane dominated Middle Dniepr Domain, in the central part of the Shield, is virtually untouched by Proterozoic processes. Palaeoproterozoic rocks dominate the Kirovograd domain in the central Shield. We review previous...

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