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The North-East Greenland Caledonides record a complex history of crustal thickening and extension during the Paleozoic collision of Baltica with Laurentia. We divide the southern portion of the orogen (70°N–76°N) into three plates separated by low-angle fault systems that are interpreted as extensional detachments superimposed on, and perhaps coeval with, the thrust geometry of the orogen. From structurally lowest to highest, the plates include amphibolite-facies Archean to Paleoproterozoic orthogneiss and lesser paragneiss that retain relics of Devonian high-pressure metamorphism, migmatitic Mesoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks with Silurian leucogranites and lesser orthogneiss at amphibolite-facies conditions, and low-grade Neoproterozoic to Ordovician sedimentary rocks. Individual...

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