Proterozoic Geology: Selected Papers from an International Proterozoic Symposium
J. Lawford Anderson, 1983. "Proterozoic anorogenic granite plutonism of North America", Proterozoic Geology: Selected Papers from an International Proterozoic Symposium, L. G. Medaris, Jr., C. W. Byers, D. M. Mickelson, W. C. Shanks
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Anorogenic magnatic activity characterizes much of the late to mid-Proterozoic, from 1030 to 1770 m.y. ago, in a broad belt trending from the southwestern United States, northeastward through Labrador, across southern Greenland, and into the Baltic shield. The association of gabbroic to anorthositic rocks, a separate mangeritic series of primarily intermediate composition, and granite of definite rapakivi affinity comprise an anorogenic “trinity” of world-wide occurrence. With the exception of the 1.76 b.y. Montello batholith (Wisconsin), this episode in North America is restricted to the interval 1.0 to 1.5 b.y. and occurs in three distinct events. Over 70 percent of Proterozoic...