The area between Grandjean Fjord and Bessel Fjord was the focus in 1988 of regional geological investigations and 1:500000 mapping during the North-East Greenland project (Henriksen, 1989). The greater part of the area forms part of the East Greenland Caledonides and can be divided into three distinct rock groups: infracrustal gneisses and granites of possibie Archaean or early Proterozoic origin; a metasedimentary sequence which has probably suffered both mid-Proterozoic and Caledonian migmatisation and metamorphism; and the late Proterozoic Eleonore Bay Group, a thick sedimentary sequence which has undergone amphibolite facies Caledonian metamorphism in its lower parts and is intruded by Caledonian granites. Aspects of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Eleonore Bay Group are described by Sønderholm et al. (1989); only the structures affecting the sequence are described here.
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