Structure and evolution of the Atlantic floor between Northern Scotland and Iceland.
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The continental shelf west of the Shetland and Orkney islands is a region of varied geology traversed by the Caledonian front, including some areas of shallow basement and some partially fault-bounded Mesozoic basins such as the west Shetland basin; Tertiary strata appear to be absent except on the slope and near it. At the other extremity of the region, the Iceland-Faeroe Ridge is formed by anomalously thick \"Icelandic-type\" oceanic crust probably originating between 60 and 45 my ago. Recent evidence confirms that the shelf region around the Faeroe Islands is underlain by continental crust, but the origin of the Faeroe-Shetland Channel is problematic.