- adj. Of or pertaining to the craton
“Their data suggest that, from the Triassic period to the present, North Korea has been underlain by young, hot, and fertile lithospheric mantle, unlike typical cratonic lithospheric roots, but similar to the juvenile lithospheric mantle underlying Chinese portions of the craton.”
“But outside the cratonic cores of the continent, atrocities continue.”
“These places are not on old rock structures called cratons, and most of the world's better diamond propositions are in cratonic areas-southern and central Africa, northern or northwest Canada, Brazil, Eastern Siberia, a bit of Australia and Karelia in Finland.”
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