The Neoproterozoic Rivieradal Group of Kronprins Christian Land, eastern North Greenland

Authors

  • M. Paul Smith Lapworth Museum, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
  • A.K. Higgins Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • N.J. Soper Gams Bank, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5NP, UK. Also affiliated with: Department of Geology, University College, Galway, Ireland
  • Martin Sønderholm Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v6.4816

Keywords:

Caledonian, North Greenland, Precambrian, Proterozoic, stratigraphy

Abstract

The Rivieradal Group, formally defined here, is confined to the Vandredalen thrust sheet of the Caledonian orogen in Kronprins Christian Land, eastern North Greenland. It comprises a succession of Neoproterozoic siliciclastic sediments that represent the fill of a half-graben basin. The syn-rift Rivieradal Group is overlain by post-rift sediments of the Hagen Fjord Group. The latter succession is present in both the thrust sheet and the Caledonian foreland to the west. In the foreland, where the Rivieradal Group is not represented, the Hagen Fjord Group disconformably overlies Palaeoproterozoic–Mesoproterozoic sandstones of the Independence Fjord Group.

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Published

2004-12-30

How to Cite

Smith, M. P. ., Higgins, A. ., Soper, N. ., & Sønderholm, M. . (2004). The Neoproterozoic Rivieradal Group of Kronprins Christian Land, eastern North Greenland. GEUS Bulletin, 6, 29–39. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v6.4816

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