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Following the extensive flood basalt volcanism that accompanied the onset of seafloor spreading and arrival of the proto-Icelandic hotspot in the North Atlantic region, marine sedimentation resumed during the early Middle Eocene. In East Greenland, post-basaltic sediments exposed at Kap Dalton and Savoia Halv0 represent the scattered remains of a much more widespread, fluvial to shallow-marine succession. Deposition in the late Paleocene-Eocene was governed by a complex interplay between loading, thermal contraction of the oceanic crust, passage of the hotspot and eustatic sea-level changes. At Kap Dalton extrusion of Early Eocene, Chron C21r flood basalts was followed by subaerial...

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