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Palaeomagnetism of Late Precambrian or Cambrian diorites from Leicestershire, U.K.

  • B. A. Duff (a1)

Af demagnetization of the Late Precambrian or Cambrian diorites of Leicestershire reveals at least two components of magnetization in sites with stable, coherent NRM. A high remanentcoercivity component yields a palaeomagnetic pole at 141° E 63° N (A959 = 9°) in agreement with results from other Late Precambrian or Cambrian rocks in North Wales and Norway. A softer component may be of recent viscous origin, or have been acquired during Cambrian remagnetization.

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