Results for: Craton

In Geology

What are cratons?

The part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian.
In Geology

What is peri-cratonic margin basin?

Peri-Cratonic margin basin is the basin having extent from land into the sea with the continental margin within the basin.
In Geology

What is a craton made from?

Craton refers to the stable interior portion of a continent. It iscomposed of ancient crystalline basement rock, containing bothshields and platforms.
In Diamonds

Do cratons contain diamonds if so how do they get there?

According to Wikipedia, a craton is an "...old and stable part of the continental lithosphere" -- the earth's outermost rocky shell. Kimberlite pipes, where diamonds are com (MORE)
In Earthquakes

Are there too many earthquake swarm around cratons co ok ak nv ca mo and do they indicate awaking of the supervolcano?

No. Earthquakes in California, Nevada, and Alaska are primarily theresult of normal tectonic acitvity. Some earthquakes in Alaska andnorthern California are associated with vo (MORE)
In Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

What has the author Craton R Burkholder written?

Craton R. Burkholder has written: 'Emergency care and first aid for small animals' -- subject(s): Handbooks, manuals, First aid for animals 'Emergency care for cats and do (MORE)
In Geology

What is a craton and what is a kimberlite pipe and how are they linked to the discovery of the diamond?

A craton is 'an old and stable part of the lithosphere' -- theearth's crust. One class of inclusions in the formation of theearth's crust when subductions of crust were folded (MORE)