Abstract

The 1180 ± 20 Ma Umfraville gabbro is a slightly metamorphosed stock in the Grenville Province. It was sampled at 17 sites (183 specimens). After alternating field and thermal demagnetization the gabbro retains the same very stable remanent magnetization of primary origin both before and after screening. The screened AF direction from 10 sites (96 specimens) gives a pole position of 166°E, 11°S (δp = 7°, δm = 10°). This position is ≈ 13° southeast of that originally reported for the gabbro by Hood. This pole position either does not fit or necessitates modifications to the four hypotheses that have been invoked to explain Grenville paleomagnetic data.

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