Proterozoic transcurrent tectonics: Palaeomagnetic evidence from Venezuela and Africa

Tullis C. Onstott, R. B. Hargraves

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Abstract

Comparison of palaeomagnetic poles from the Guayana Shield with the published Precambrian palaeomagnetic record for Africa suggests that large-scale (thousands of kilometres) transcurrent motions have occurred along Upper Proterozoic mobile belts in South America and Africa. Displacements of such magnitude are consistent with a transform model for Precambrian mobile belts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume289
Issue number5794
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

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