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TitleNares transform motion and Eurekan compression along the northeast coast of Ellesmere Island
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AuthorTessensohn, F; von Gosen, W; Piepjohn, K; Saalmann, K; Mayr, U
SourceGeology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut; by Mayr, U (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, 2008 p. 227-243; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/226146
Year2008
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; CD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is contained in Mayr, U; (2008). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592
RelatedThis publication is superceded by Mayr, U; (2009). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, ed. rev.
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); JPEG2000
ProvinceNunavut
NTS39E/11; 39E/12; 39E/13; 39E/14; 39F/13; 39F/14; 39F/15; 39F/16; 120B/04; 120B/05; 120B/06; 120B/11; 120B/12; 120B/13; 120B/14; 120B/15; 120C/02; 120C/03; 120C/04; 120C/05; 120C/06; 120C/07; 120C/08; 120C/10; 120C/11; 120C/14; 120C/15; 120C/16; 340A/01; 340A/02; 340A/03; 340A/07; 340A/08; 340A/09; 340A/16
AreaEllesmere Island; Kennedy Channel; Kane Basin; Bache Peninsula; Judge Daly Promontory; Knud Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-80.0000 -64.0000 82.0000 78.5000
Subjectsstructural geology; tectonics; stratigraphy; structural features; folds; faults; faulting; faults, thrust; faults, transform; anticlines; synclines; faults, strike-slip; basement geology; bedrock geology; igneous rocks; metamorphic rocks; sedimentary rocks; tectonic history; tectonic setting; tectonic provinces; Canadian Shield; Wegener Fault; Judge Daly Fault; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Paleozoic; Devonian; Carboniferous; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables
Released2008 12 30
AbstractThe Wegener Fault is a sinistral continental transform fault between spreading areas in the Labrador Sea/Baffi n Bay and the Arctic Ocean. It separates Greenland from Arctic Canada and is inferred to run through the straight seaway of Nares Strait between Ellesmere Island and North Greenland. Analysis and distinction of tectonic structures formed by the postulated Nares Strait transform movement and by the Eurekan compressive event were the main objectives for fi eldwork on Ellesmere Island along the coast of Nares Strait. In the south, the Paleozoic units are fairly regularly arranged in the form of long, continuous Ellesmerian anticlines and synclines as part of major thrust sheets. In contrast, the geological picture becomes irregu- lar and broken up in the northern part of the area. There, the Ellesmerian structures are overprinted by a younger, brittle system of strike-slip faults.
GEOSCAN ID226146