.Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland Grenville Inlier
PAUL M. CLIFFORD ; DAVID M. BAIRD
The Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland consists of a Precambrian core of gneisses and granitic rocks, cut by numerous diabase dykes. This complex is surrounded by an envelope of sedimentary rocks of Cambrian to Carboniferous age. Radiometric dates from two granite masses in the core give a minimum age of -945 m.y. (Grenville) for the last major tectonic activity. This Grenville deformation conferred upon the core substantially its present structure which has controlled later events to a marked degree. Block movements of the core, dominantly in a vertical sense, have exposed it to erosion at intervals. The nature and distribution of the flanking sedimentary rocks, and the present relief of the peninsula suggest four such movements.
Carboniferous, feldspar, gneisses, granite, Precambrian., CORE, Dykes, Fault, Faults, Granite, Granites, North, Precambrian, Rock, Rocks