volume 1, issue 5, P425-465 1929
DOI: 10.1139/cjr29-025
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Frank Dawson Adams

Abstract: The Island of Ceylon is composed almost entirely of crystalline rocks of Archean or pre-Cambrian age. In the extreme north these are overlain by limestones of Miocene or later age. At one point on the northwest coast a very small area of Jurassic rocks lies on the surface of the coastal plain.The ancient crystalline rocks resemble in many respects the Grenville series of the Canadian Shield. They are largely biotite gneisses, interstratified with which are at least two great beds of white crystalline limeston…

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