Paleomagnetism of the Lower Devonian Traveler Felsite and the Acadian orogeny in the New England Appalachians ( USA).

D. J. Spariosu, D. V. Kent

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Abstract

A suite of felsic extrusive rocks from the Lower Devonian Traveler Felsite, N-central Maine (46.1oN., 68.9oW) was collected for paleomagnetic study. The pole position is in close agreement with poles from two other rock units of similar age from the same lithostratigraphic belt in the N Appalachians, distinct from Late Silurian and Middle Devonian poles from cratonic North America (Laurentia) and from Early Devonian results from the Acadia displaced terrane. We propose a tectonic model in which a 'Traveler terrane' is rotated 20o to 30o while converging with Laurentia and undergoing deformation during the Early to Middle Devonian Acadian orogeny. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1319-1328
Number of pages10
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Volume94
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Geology

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