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English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Yilgarn Craton — The Yilgarn Craton is a large craton which constitutes the bulk of the Western Australian land mass. It is bounded by a mixture of sedimentary basins and Proterozoic fold and thrust belts. Zircon grains in the Jack Hills, Narryer Gneiss Terrane… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nain province — Note Saglek Bay, Nain and Hopedale In Labrador, Canada, the North Atlantic craton is known as the Nain province. The Nain geologic province was intruded by the Nain Plutonic Suite which divides the province into the northern Saglek block and the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gascoyne Complex — The Gascoyne Complex is a terrane of Proterozoic granite and metamorphic rock in the central western part of Western Australia. The complex outcrops at the exposed western end of the Capricorn Orogen, a 1,000 km long arcuate belt of folded,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Blue Ridge Mountains — Geobox|Range name=Blue Ridge Mountains image caption=Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area country=United States state=Georgia | state1=North Carolina | state2=Tennessee |state3=Virginia | state4=Maryland | state5=Pennsylvania | |… …   Wikipedia

  • Kaapvaal craton — The Kaapvaal craton (Limpopo province of South Africa), along with the Pilbara craton of Western Australia, are the only remaining areas of pristine 3.6 2.5 Ga crust on Earth. Similarities of rock records from both these cratons, especially of… …   Wikipedia

  • metamorphic rock — Any of a class of rocks that result from the alteration of preexisting rocks in response to changing geological conditions, including variations in temperature, pressure, and mechanical stress. The preexisting rocks may be igneous, sedimentary,… …   Universalium

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