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TitleDescription, palynology and paleoecology of the Hassel Formation (Cretaceous) on eastern Ellef Ringnes Island, District of Franklin
AuthorHopkins, W S, Jr; Balkwill, H R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper 72-37, 1973, 38 pages,
PublisherDepartment of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS69C/14; 69C/15; 69C/16; 69D/13; 69E/04; 69E/05; 69E/12; 69E/13; 69F/01; 69F/02; 69F/03; 69F/06; 69F/07; 69F/08; 69F/09; 69F/10; 69F/11; 69F/14; 69F/15; 69F/16
AreaCanadian Arctic Archipelago; Ellef Ringnes Island; Hoodoo Dome; Cape Cairo
Lat/Long WENS-103.0000 -99.0000 79.0000 77.7500
Subjectspaleontology; sphagnum; fossils; fossil assemblages; palynology; spores; pollen; micropaleontology; microfossils; microfloras; paleoecology; depositional environment; sedimentary structures; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; siltstones; shales; coal; Apiculatisporis; Appendicisporites; Baculatisporites; Camaronzonosporites; Cedrus; Cicatricosisporites; Cingulatisporites; Classopollis; Contour Dome; Cyathidites; Cycadopites; Deltoidospora; Dictyophyllidites; Dumbbells Dome; Ellef Ringnes Island; Ephedra; Eucommiidites; Gleicheniidites; Glyptostrobus; Haakon Dome; Hassel Formation; Helicopter Dome; Inaperturopollenites; Isachsen Dome; Laevigatosporites; Lycopodiacidites; Lycopodiumsporites; Malloch Dome; Metasequoia; Osmundacidites; Pleuricellaesporites; Podocarpidites; Reticulatisporites; Retitricolpites; Sciadopitys; Sestrosporites; Taxodium; Tricolpites; Tricolpopollenites; Trilites; Trilobosporites; Tsugaepollenites; Undulatisporites; Vitreisporites; Phanerozoic; Mesozoic; Cretaceous
Illustrationsgeological sketch maps; photomicrographs
Released1973 04 01; 2016 02 02
AbstractSedimentary structures and palyno-assemblages indicate that the sandstones of the lower part of the Hassel Formation of eastern Ellef Ringnes Island were deposited in an upper shore-face marine environment; sandstone, siltstone, shale and coal, comprising the middle and upper parts of the formation, have structures and features indicative of fluvial deposition. Thin, lenticular carbonaceous shale beds at Hoodoo Dome and Cape Cairo were analysed for their spore and pollen content. The microfloras indicate a late Albian and/or early Cenomanian age, which is consistent with regional paleontological and structural evidence. Humid, warm temperate conditions during Hassel deposition are suggested by the microflora.