Pictures: Host rock and contact relations

Kangerlussuaq sediments (Cretaceous to Palaeocene) overlain by Palaeocene to Eocene basalts in Sødalen, around 7 km to the west of the Skaergaard intrusion. The sediments here represent a succession of thinly interbedded mud- and sand-stones believed to have formed in a rift-basin predating the basalt volcanism. Note the overlying Lower Basalts and the cross-cutting dike in the centre of the photo. The cliff is about 14 metres high. Photo by Jens C. Andersen.

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