Abstract

Meaningful paleomagnetic results were obtained from 23 of 30 oriented samples from the Croker Island Complex, North Channel of Lake Huron, Canada. The age of the complex is estimated to be 1475 ± 50 m.y. from a Rb–Sr isochron. The paleomagnetic pole calculated from the directions of remanent magnetization after partial ac demagnetization is 143 °West, graphic North. This result, when compared with other paleomagnetic results from North America, indicates little or no polar wandering in the time interval 1.48 b.y. to 1.1 b.y. However, a significant shift in the pole position is indicated during the time interval 1.7 to 1.48 b.y.

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