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Pub. Id: A108 (1973)

First Page: 469

Last Page: 470

Book Title: M 19: Arctic Geology

Article/Chapter: Devonian Stratigraphy of Greenland and Svalbard: Comparisons in the North Atlantic Borders

Subject Group: Geologic History and Areal Geology

Spec. Pub. Type: Memoir

Pub. Year: 1973

Author(s): P. F. Friend (2)


In Greenland and Arctic Scandinavia, Devonian sedimentary rocks crop out in only two areas: (1) East Greenland between lat. 71 1/2 °N and 74 1/2 °N, and (2) Svalbard (Spitsbergen and possibly Bjornoya).

The strata are nonmarine clastic units, and they are dated largely by their vertebrate fossils.

The Greenland succession has an aggregate thickness of 7,000 m and ranges in age from late Middle Devonian to late Late Devonian. The Spitsbergen succession has an aggregate thickness of 6,500 m and ranges in age from Silurian through early Early Devonian to late Middle Devonian. Both successions overlie deformed Ordovician or older rocks and unconformably underlie Carboniferous or younger rocks.

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