Interpretation of the Proterozoic Kautokeino Greenstone Belt, Finnmark, Norway from combined geophysical and geological data.
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Processed images of aeromagnetic, gravimetric and topographical data and geological maps combined with EM helicopter measurements, petrophysical data and digitised geological field observations have been used in a geological interpretation and structural analysis of the Kautokeino Greenstone Belt, KGB. The data were analysed with an image-processing system (geophysical data) and a geographic information system (geological data and interpretations).The bulk of the mafic volcanic rocks in the Kautokeino Greenstone Belt is situated within a NNW-SSE-trending, 35 km wide and up to 5-6 km deep trough which is thought to represent and Early Proterozoic rift deformed by strike-slip faulting along the Bothnian-Kvænangen Fault Complex,BKFC. The margins of the Alta-Kautokeino Rift, AKR, can be outlined from the geophysical data. The Ciegnaljåkka-Boaganjavri Lineament and the Soadnjujavri-Bejasjavri Fault are the main bordering fault zones and arc continuous along the entire greenstone belt. The supracrustals between these two zones are continuous to great depth (5-6 km) and the contracts along these bordering zones are steeply dipping. Gravity interpretations show that the outer amphibolite-facies rocks are just as deep as the central greenschist-facies unit. Results of the present study suggest that the amphibolite-facies volcano-sedimentary rocks situated along the flanks of the KGB should also be included in the rift.