Abstract

Heat flow measurements, with appropriate corrections for the effects of Wisconsin glaciation, from three widely separated locations in eastern Canada are reported. One value in the Grenville rocks of Ontario agrees with earlier published values, but, when corrected for the effects of glaciation, becomes close to the world average value. The heat flow found in the New Quebec part of the Superior Province is significantly lower than is found in the Grenville Province. This can be explained by a hypothesis based on geochemical analysis of the surface rocks.

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