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By Warren B. Hamilton (auth.), Mervin J. Bartholomew, Donald W. Hyndman, David W. Mogk, Robert Mason (eds.)

The eighth foreign convention on Basement Tectonics was once held in Butte, Montana, August 8-12,1988. traditionally, basement tectonics meetings have involved in such themes as reactivation of faults, the impact of basement faults on metallogeny and hyrocarbon accumulation, and using geophysical and distant sensing options to interpret subsurface and floor geology. The eighth convention diverged from earlier meetings in unifying topic used to be chosen. simply because old significant terrane or cratonic obstacles are frequently postulated to be fault zones that are for that reason reactivated, the convention was once prepared to envision all elements of old continental margins and terrane limitations and to match more youthful (Mesozoic) ones, approximately which extra is understood, with older (Paleozoic and Precambrian) ones. in addition, as the eighth convention used to be held within the northwestern usa, a better emphasis was once put on the Mesozoic margin of western North the US and the North American protect. The seven oral classes and 4 poster classes all handled points of the convention topic: characterization and comparability of historic continental margins. The organizers expand their because of these people who graciously consented to function moderators for the oral classes: John M. Bartley, Mark S. Gettings, M. Charles Gilbert, John M. Guilbert, Donald W. Hyndman, William P. Leeman, Robert Mason, and A. Krishna Sinha. this system with abstracts quantity used to be ready by means of S. E. Lewis and M. J. Bartholomew.

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Profiles legend: 1, Churchill crust; 2, Superior crust; 3, volcanic and sedimentary rocks of foldbelt; 4, granite. " EAST WEST Profile 10 '. SITI'tOK GRAHnE WOOTZEl. m 20 Figure 13. Crustal model interpreted along Profile 10 crossing Wop may Orogen. 64 g/cm 3 estimated for granitoid basement of Slave Province. Dashed line labelled "geological estimate" provided by the late Rein Tirrul. however, although areas of negative anomaly do exist. The interpretation of the positive anomaly in the case of Wopmay Orogen is radically different.

J. HINZE, 1988, Crustal structure of the Grenville front and adjacent terranes: Geology, v. 788-792. _ _ , W. F. CANNON, B. MILKEREIT, D. R. HUTCHINSON, A. DAVIDSON, J. C. BEHRENDT, C. SPENCER, M. W. LEE, P. MOREL-A-L'HurSSIER, and W. F. AGENA, 1989 , A "GLIMPCE" of the deep crust beneath the Great Lakes; pp. 65-80 in R. F. Mereu, S. Mueller, and D. M. ), Properties and Processes ofEarth's Lower Crust: American Geophysical Union/International Union of Geology and Geophysics Volume 6; Geophysical Monograph 51, 338 p.

Chandler and Schwarz proposed that convergent tectonics thickened the miogeoclinal fill by compressing the foldbelt into the re-entrant and forming an eastfacing, arcuate salient. Alternatively, Beals (1968) speculated that the eastern arc of Hudson Bay might reflect the signature of a meteoritic impact. The East Arm of Great Slave Lake, which contains an Early Proterozoic sequence (1930-1850 Ma; Hoffman, 1987), also has a remarkably arcuate northern margin. The positioning of large sedimentary basins with arcuate boundaries at the margins of Archaean cratons raises the question of meteori- OA A GAP ~___ ~.................................

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