Volume 17, Number 4 (1990)
Articles

The Proterozoic Nagssugtoqidian mobile belt of southeast Greenland: A link between the eastern Canadian and Baltic shields

D. Bridgwater
Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
H. Austrheim
Mlneralogical-Geological Museum, Norway.
B. T. Hansen
Mineralogical Institute, University of Munster, Germany.
F. Mengel
Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland; Present Address: INRS Gêoressources, Centre Géoscientifique du Québec, Sainte-Foy, Québec.
S. Pedersen
Institute of General Geology, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
J. Winter
Department of Geology, Whitman College, Washington, USA.
Published December 12, 1990
How to Cite
Bridgwater, D., Austrheim, H., Hansen, B. T., Mengel, F., Pedersen, S., & Winter, J. (1990). The Proterozoic Nagssugtoqidian mobile belt of southeast Greenland: A link between the eastern Canadian and Baltic shields. Geoscience Canada, 17(4). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3711

Abstract

The Nagssugtoqidian mobile belt is a ca. 300 km wide Proterozoic tectonic zone, extending across Greenland, in which Archean basement rocks have been tectonically reworked and subjected to high-grade metamorphism. It is regarded as part of an originally continuous orogenic belt (Figure 1) which included the Torngat Orogen of Labrador (Korstgård et al. 1987) and the thrust belts of Northern Norway and the Kola peninsula (Marker, 1988). All the segments are dominated by thrust tectonics and pressures up to 12 kb. In North Norway and West Greenland, juvenile Proterozoic sialic crust formed in association with sutures within the mobile belt. In East Greenland, Juvenile Proterozoic magmas are represented by basic intrusions emplaced into Archean continental crust. The location of the East Greenland section of the mobile belt is thought to have been controlled by pre-existing Late Archean and very early Proterozoic structures.