Abstract

An apparently tabular body of granitoid gneiss, 3 to 5 km wide and more than 70 km long, that lies along the western margin of the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex between Shuswap and Admas Lakes, shows intrusive relationships with Palaeozoic and older rocks and has yielded zircons whose minimum age is 372 Ma. This intrusion, together with other granitoid plutons in the area that appear to be related to it, provide evidence of widespread plutonism during Middle Devonian time near the western edge of the Paleozoic Cordillera geosyncline and necessitate significant revisions in the interpretation of the crustal history of this region.

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