A review of geological origins and relationships in the Ballantrae Complex, SW Scotland

  title={A review of geological origins and relationships in the Ballantrae Complex, SW Scotland},
  author={Philip Stone},
Synopsis A substantial history of research has established the Ballantrae Complex as an ophiolite assemblage, generated within the Iapetus Ocean and accreted at the margin of Laurentia as that ocean began to close. Radiometric dates and graptolite biostratigraphy provide an age range from Neoproterozoic (rarely and questionably) to Early Ordovician (commonly and securely). Components of the complex formed in a range of oceanic environments: within-plate oceanic islands, island arcs and back-arc… 

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