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TitleCurrent research part D: interior plains and Arctic Canada / Recherches en cours partie D: plaines intérieures et région arctique du Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 88-1D, 1988, 152 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
Lang.English; French
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication contains the following publications
File formatpdf
AreaInterior Platform; Arctic Archipelago
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; geochemistry; sedimentology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; fossil fuels; surficial geology/geomorphology; marine geology; paleontology; geophysics; mathematical and computational geology
Released1988 01 01; 2013 02 18
AbstractOn northwestern Devon Island, 2 km of relative/y tectonically undisturbed Devonian strata are preserved. Dolomitic and clastic sediments of the Goose Fiord, Sutherland River and Prince Alfred for­mations were deposited du ring a period of intermittent Earl y Devonian tectonism. A thin, unnamed forma­tion, possibly referable to the Vendom Fiord Formation, and occurring uniformly beneath the Blue Fiord Formation, is recognized for the first time from this area. A transition to quiescent, carbonate-shelf conditions is indicated by the Blue Fiord Formation, and in it afour-fold subdivision of alternating limestone and dolomite units can be recognized. The Bird Fiord Formation, also subdivisible into four units, records a transition to more nearshore and fluvial condi­tions. The Middle-to-Upper Devonian Arctic Clastic Wedge is represented by the nonmarine Strathcona Fiord, Hecla Bay, Fram and Hell Gate formations.

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