Breakup of a Paleoproterozoic Supercontinent

Kent C. Condie*

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If a Paleoproterozoic supercontinent broke up between 1.6 and 1.5 Ga, the distribution of sutures shows that the breakup was not complete. At least two large cratons, Atlantica (Amazonia, Congo, West Africa and probably North Africa and Rio de la Plata) and Arctica (Laurentia, Siberia, Baltica, North Australia and North China), survived the breakup and later become part of Rodinia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalGondwana Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Paleoproterozoic
  • Rodinia
  • Supercontinent


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