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The Yukon-Tanana terrane lies within the North American Cordilleran accretionary orogen and contains strongly deformed, coherent eclogite-bearing units that are candidates for wholesale subduction erosion of large blocks of crust. The Yukon-Tanana terrane is a composite continental arc built on a peri-Laurentian substrate that experienced subduction on both sides before it was accreted back onto Laurentia in the Mesozoic. Along the present-day eastern margin of the terrane, eclogites are found as layers and lenses in quartzofeldspathic schist derived from both igneous and sedimentary protoliths, all metamorphosed together during the Permian. In the St. Cyr area, coherent slices of eclogite-bearing crust...

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