Kaapvaal Craton

The Kaapvaal craton (Limpopo province of South Africa), along with the Pilbara craton of Western Australia, are the only remaining areas of pristine 3.6-2.5 Ga (billion years ago) crust on Earth. Similarities of rock records from both these cratons, especially of the overlying late Archean sequences, suggest that they were once part of the Vaalbara supercontinent (Zegers et al., 1998).

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