Abstract

Analyses of detrital zircons from three occurrences of Upper Proterozoic clastic rocks of the northern Cassiar terrane in Yukon and northern British Columbia yield a U–Pb age of 2224 ± 22 Ma. The zircons apparently belong to a single population similar in age to zircons in stratigraphically equivalent rocks of the southern Cassiar terrane and to zircons in rocks in the Yukon–Tanana terrane of Alaska. A source terrane or area of the required age and extent has not yet been identified.

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