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Rift magmatism on the Eurasia basin margin: U–Pb baddeleyite ages of alkaline dyke swarms in North Greenland

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  • Sigurjón Böðvar Þórarinsson
  • Ulf Söderlund
  • Arne Døssing
  • Holm, Paul Martin
  • Richard E. Ernst
  • Christian Tegner
The opening of the Arctic Ocean involved multiple stages of continental rifting and intrusion of extensive dykeswarms. To trace tectonomagmatic processes of the High Arctic, we present the first U–Pb ages for alkaline dyke swarms ofNorth Greenland. Concordia ages of 80.8 ± 0.6 and 82.1 ± 1.5 Ma indicate that north–south and east–west dykes are coeval.The north–south dykes reflect initial east–west rifting that led to break-up along the Gakkel Ridge and formation of theEurasia Basin. The east–west dykes reflect local variations in the stress field associated with reactivated Palaeozoic faults
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer721
TidsskriftJournal of the Geological Society
Vol/bind172
Udgave nummer6
ISSN0016-7649
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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