The Precambrian supracrustal rocks in the Naternaq (Lersletten) and Ikamiut areas, central West Greenland
Naternaq, or Lersletten, in central West Greenland is an extensive Quaternary outwash plain characterised by light grey, silty sediments. Scattered low hills with outcrops of crystalline Precambrian basement rocks protrude from the outwash plain and form the northern part of the Nagssugtoqidian orogen (e.g. Connelly et al. 2000). The prominent Naternaq supracrustal belt, at least 25 km long and up to c. 2 km wide, occurs along the north-western margin of Lersletten, bordered on both sides by Archaean orthogneisses and granitic rocks; the supracrustal rocks outline a major fold structure with an irregular and sporadically exposed hinge zone (Fig. 1). The supracrustal rocks, including the fold closure, exhibit a negative signature on the regional aeromagnetic map (Fig. 2). The belt is known for its disseminated and massive iron sulphide mineralisation with minor copper and zinc, which is common in the south-eastern part of the belt.
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