Precambrian geology of the U.S.A.




Although exposures of Precambrian rocks in the USA are widely scattered, recent studies have provided much information about their subsurface distribution and tectonic history. This article reviews the geological development of the Archean craton, orogenic belts and cratonic cover of Proterozoic age, the Midcontinent rift system, and Precambrian rocks caught up in Phanerozoic terranes. -Author

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Precambrian geology of the U.S.A.
Series title Episodes
Volume 10
Issue 4
Year Published 1987
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Episodes
First page 243
Last page 247