Palinspastic Restoration Suggesting Late Paleozoic North Atlantic Rifting

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Science  23 Feb 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3817, pp. 875-878
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3817.875


Palinspastic restoration of sinistral wrench faults in Britain and of dextral wrenches in Canada, starting with the palinspastic pre-continental-drift map, implies the possibility of as much as 424 kilometers of rifting between Newfoundland and Ireland. The wrench-faulting and postulated resultant rifting are of Devonian and Carboniferous age.