The Torngat Orogen in the North River-Nutak transect area of Nain and Churchill provinces

I. Ermanovics, M. Van Kranendonk

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Abstract

The Archean Nain Province, part of the North Atlantic craton, collided obliquely with the eastern Churchill Province 1900-1800 million years ago. The eastern Churchill Province (Rae Province) and portions of the western Nain Province were deformed by sinistral transcurrent shear at syn- and post-peak granulite- to amphibolite-facies conditions during the collisional phase of the Torngat orogeny. Tectonic remnants of the Early Proterozoic Ramah Group were structurally interleaved with Nain Province rocks in the tectonic foreland during this orogeny. In the Churchill Province, the orogeny deformed felsic and mafic igneous rocks intruded into sediments deposited on a foredeep shelf of inferred metaplutonic rocks of the eastern Churchill Province. The effects of orogeny extend east of the tectonic foreland as waning metamorphic grade across 85 km of the Nain Province. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalGeoscience Canada
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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