Abstract

The Kiglapait basic layered intrusion in northern Labrador previously has been interpreted, on geological grounds, to be a lopolith with a maximum thickness of 8.7 km. It is associated with a large (~45 mGal) positive gravity anomaly that for the most part is very similar to a theoretical anomaly computed for the proposed lopolith model, except over the southeastern part of the exposure where the theoretical anomaly is significantly more positive. Model studies of the gravity data suggest that the form and dimensions of the lopolithic model predicted on geological criteria are essentially valid and that a granitic intrusion is present in the southeastern region of the lopolith causing the discrepancy between observed and theoretical anomalies. The latter intrusion is believed to be genetically related to the Manvers granite, which occurs throughout the southeastern region as dykes and small stocks. The presence of another buried granitic mass south of the Kiglapait intrusion is also suggested by the gravity data.

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