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The Middle Paleozoic rocks deformed by the Acadian orogeny in the Gaspé Peninsula are divided into three major structural zones, from north to south: (1) the Connecticut Valley-Gaspé synclinorium, (2) the Aroostook-Percé anticlinorium, and (3) the Chaleurs Bay synclinorium. These three structural zones were part of a single depositional belt, the Gaspé Belt, located mainly to the south of the Baie Verte-Brompton Line over the Dunnage Zone.

The Gaspé Belt comprises four broad temporal and lithological packages: (1) Upper Ordovician-lowermost Silurian deep water fine-grained siliciclastic and carbonate fades, (2) Silurian-lowermost Devonian shallow to deep shelf fades, (3) Lower Devonian mixed...

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