Abstract

Orthogneisses from the Tregor area of the North Armorican Massif have been dated using the U/Pb method on zircons. Ages of between 1.8 and 2.0 Ga have been obtained, thus significantly extending the known size of the Lower Proterozoic basement in this area. It is argued that the presence of such a substantial area of basement is a further argument for an Upper Proterozoic (Brioverian) south-dipping subduction zone which was located to the north of the Armorican Massif. On the other hand, the similarities between the North Armorican block and the northern margin of the West African craton during the Proterozoic are emphasized.

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