A preliminary study of Lofoten as a potential World Heritage Site based on natural criteria
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(Forkortet)\rThe geology of the Lofoten region has been described with the aim of assessing whether or not the area would qualify as a candidate for the World Heritage List based on its natural properties.\rThe Lofoten archipelago consists mainly of Palaeoproterozoic rocks, including paragneisses and younger plutons (ca 1800 Ma) of the anorthosite-mangerite-charnokite-granite (AMCG) suite. The Precambiran basement of the Lofoten and the adjoining Vesterålen islands is part of a NNE-trending basement high that is overlain to the east by a stack of allochthonous nappes occupying the central axis of the Scandinavian Caledonides.