The Eleonore Sø and Målebjerg foreland windows, East Greenland Caledonides, and the demise of the ‘stockwerke’ concept

Authors

  • A.K. Higgins Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • A. Graham Leslie British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh EH9 3LA, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v6.4820

Keywords:

Caledonides, East Greenland, tectonic windows

Abstract

Recognition of the Eleonore Sø and Målebjerg foreland windows during the 1997–1998 regional mapping expeditions to the East Greenland Caledonides provided critical evidence for largescale, westward-directed thrusting in the Kong Oscar Fjord region (72°–75°N), a revelation that dealt a final blow to the ‘stockwerke’ concept of an in situ highly mobile infrastructure characterised by rising fronts of Caledonian migmatisation and metasomatism. This paper reviews earlier investigations in both the Eleonore Sø and Målebjerg areas, and the misinterpretations of rock units that initially obscured recognition of their foreland affinity. The Eleonore Sø and Målebjerg windows can now be placed in context, as part of the lowest structural level of the foreland-propagating thrust pile of the Kong Oscar Fjord region.

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Published

2004-12-30

How to Cite

Higgins, A. ., & Leslie, A. G. . (2004). The Eleonore Sø and Målebjerg foreland windows, East Greenland Caledonides, and the demise of the ‘stockwerke’ concept. GEUS Bulletin, 6, 77–93. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v6.4820