A History of Continents in the past Three Billion Years

  title={A History of Continents in the past Three Billion Years},
  author={J. Rogers},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={91 - 107}
  • J. Rogers
  • Published 1996
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
  • The end-Paleozoic Pangea appears to have contained three continents that had grown in the Precambrian and remained intact until Mesozoic rifting: Ur, formed at ~3 Ga and accreted to most of East Antarctica in the middle Proterozoic to form East Gondwana; Arctica, an approximately 2.5-2 Ga continent that contained Archean terranes of the Canadian and Siberian shields and Greenland; and Atlantica, formed at ~2 Ga of cratons of ~2 Ga age that now occur in West Africa and eastern South America… CONTINUE READING
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