Definitions for "CRATON"
A portion of a continent that has not been subjected to major deformation for a prolonged time, typically since Precambrian or early Paleozoic time.
Area of the earth's crust, which is no longer affected by mountain building processes and has been stable for the last 1,000 million years.
The old, stable, interior portion of a continent.
Keywords:  creep, deposit
creep deposit
Keywords:  core, ancient
an ancient core