In their comment, Waldron and White state that manganese-rich sedimentary rocks of Nova Scotia and Wales are Cambrian and were deposited in a deep-water turbidite basin called “Megumia” rather than on the Avalonian shelf. Available geochronological data are not in conflict with an Early Ordovician deposition age for manganese-rich sedimentary rocks north of the Rheic suture, including those of Nova Scotia and northern Wales. “Megumia” is part of the Avalonian plate, and the manganese-rich sediments were deposited on its shelf.

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