Crust Formation and Plate Motion in the Early Archean

@article{Krner1992CrustFA,
  title={Crust Formation and Plate Motion in the Early Archean},
  author={A. Kr�ner and Paul W. Layer},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={256},
  pages={1405 - 1411}
}
Mounting evidence for voluminous continental crust formation in the early Archean involving intracrustal melting and selective preservation of granitoid rocks suggests that initial crust formation crust formation and growth were predominantly by magmatic underplating in plumegenerated Iceland-type settings. Collision of these early islands to give rise to larger blocks is suggested by extensive horizontal shortening in both supracrustal and granitoid assemblages. Preservation of early Archean… 
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