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TitleCurrent Research Part B / Recherches en cours Partie B
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AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 81-1B, 1981, 178 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/119456 (Open Access)
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Year1981
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Lang.English
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Released1981 06 01; 2013 09 17
AbstractA thick succession of marine to continental clastic rocks of latest Jurassic (Tithonian) to early Cretaceous (Berriasian to Valanginian) age, are included in the Minnes Croup. In Carbon Creek basin, the group can be subdivided into four formations, which are, in ascending order, Monteith, Beattie Peaks, Monach, and Bickford (new). In the Kakwa region, only two formations are recognized, Monteith and the overlying Corman Creek (new). Both the Bickford and Corman Creek formations are truncated in an easterly to northeasterly direction by the pre-Bullhead unconformity and probably are not represented in the Plains. The Bickford Formation, about 350 m thick in the type region, comprises carbonaceous mudstone, siltstone, and sandstone with thin coal seams. It is of mid- to late Valanginian age. The Corman Creek Formation, about 1100 m thick in the type region, also contains carbonaceous sediments with coal seams. It is equivalent of the Beattie Peaks, Monach, and Bickford formations and is of early to late Valanginian age.
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