Abstract

The Pelican Thrust Zone is a 3–7 km-wide recrystallized mylonite zone, along which Paleoproterozoic arc volcano-plutonic and derived sedimentary rocks of the Flin Flon – Glennie Complex were thrust over an Archean package (Jan Lake Complex) consisting of ca. 3.1 Ga calc-alkaline orthogneisses, pelitic migmatites, and a ca. 2.45 Ga tholeiitic charnockite–norite intrusive suite. A regional northeast-plunging stretching lineation and a variety of kinematic indicators imply southwesterly transport, matching that of other coeval shallower crustal-level structures observed throughout the northern Flin Flon Domain and southern flank of the Kisseynew Domain (e.g., Sturgeon–Weir and Annabel Lake shear zones). Subsequent east-side-up displacement on the Tabbernor Fault, together with domal fold interference, has exposed the Pelican Window and mantling mylonite zone, where it has been seismically profiled along Lithoprobe transects. Tectonic windows also expose Archean rocks in the Glennie Domain to the west, where similar southwest-verging, recrystallized mylonite zones have been documented. Together, these zones record collision and underplating of the Flin Flon – Glennie Complex by the Archean Sask Craton during prolonged protocontinent–continent collision over a minimum 1826–1805 Ma interval.

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