Further Reading

de Wit, Maarten J., Chris Roering, Robert J. Hart, Richard A. Armstrong, C. E. J. de Ronde, Rod W. E. Green, Marian Tredoux, Ellie Peberdy, and Roger A. Hart. "Formation of an Archean Continent." Nature 357 (1992): 553-562. Kusky, Timothy M. "Collapse of Archean Orogens and the Generation of Late- to Post-Kinematic Granitoids." Geology 21 (1993): 925-928. Kusky, Timothy M., Jianghai Li, and Robert T. Tucker. "The Archean Dongwanzi Ophiolite Complex, North China Craton: 2.505 Billion Year Old Oceanic Crust and Mantle." Science 292 (2001): 1,142-1,145. Kusky, Timothy M., and Ali Polat. "Growth of Granite-Greenstone Terranes at Convergent Margins and Stabilization of Archean Cratons." Tectonophysics 305 (1999): 43-73.

Kusky, Timothy M., ed. Precambrian Ophiolites and Related Rocks, Developments. In Precambrian Geology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2003.

Li, Jianghai H., Timothy M. Kusky, and Xiongnan Huang. "Neoarchean Podiform Chromitites and Harzburgite Tectonite in Ophiolitic Mélange, North China Craton, Remnants of Archean Oceanic Mantle." GSA Today 12, no. 7 (2002): 4-11.

Sengor, A. M. Celal, and Boris A. Natal'n. "Turkic-Type Orogeny and Its Role in the Making of the Continental Crust." Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 24 (1996): 263-337.

Cretaceous The youngest of three periods of the Mesozoic, during which rocks of the Cretaceous System were deposited, the Cretaceous ranges from 144 million years (Ma) ago until 66.4 Ma and is divided into the Early and Late Epochs and 12 ages. The name derives from the Latin creta, "chalk," in reference to the chalky terrain of England of this age.

Pangaea was dispersing during the Cretaceous, and the volume of ridges plus apparently the rate


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