Confirmation of the Carolina Slate Belt as an Exotic Terrane

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Science  12 Aug 1983:
Vol. 221, Issue 4611, pp. 649-651
DOI: 10.1126/science.221.4611.649


An assemblage of Middle Cambrian Atlantic faunal province trilobites has been found in the rocks of the Carolina slate belt near Batesburg, South Carolina. Geologic and paleomagnetic data suggest that the Carolina slate belt and the adjacent Charlotte belt constitute an exotic terrane that was accreted to North America in early to middle Paleozoic time.

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