Graham Park writes: The terrane model of Kinny et al. (2005; see also Friend & Kinny 2001) presents a radically different picture of the Lewisian complex from the ‘traditional’ view of a single piece of Archaean crust that has been subsequently modified and augmented in various Proterozoic events. The authors are to be congratulated on their attempt to rationalize a very confused terminology that has arisen over many decades, and for forcing us to rethink our views. I have reservations about their re-definition of ‘Laxfordian’, but my comments mainly concern the validity of the terrane model as applied...

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