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TitleStratigraphy of the Cass Fjord Formation (Middle and Upper Cambrian), northeast Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
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AuthorDewing, K; Harrison, J C; Mayr, U
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2001-B4, 2001, 23 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/212118 (Open Access)
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Year2001
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital; CD-ROM
RelatedThis publication is contained in Geological Survey of Canada; (2001). Current Research 2001, winter release, Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 2001
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ProvinceNunavut
NTS39H; 120B/04; 120B/05; 120B/06; 120B/11; 120B/12; 120B/13; 120B/14; 120B/15; 120C/01; 120C/02; 120C/03; 120C/07; 120C/08
AreaEllesmere Island; Ella Bay; Radmore Harbour; Carl Ritter Bay; Judge Daily Promontory; Dobbin Bay; Bache Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-76.0000 -64.0000 81.5000 79.0000
Subjectssedimentology; stratigraphy; stratigraphic correlations; stratigraphic nomenclature; limestones; siltstones; grainstones; oolites; carbonate rocks; clastics; sedimentary basins; lead; zinc; silver; mineral potential; unconformities; Cass Fjord Formation; Hazen Formation; Copes Bay Formation; Baumann Fiord Formation; Scoresby Bay Formation; Cape Clay Formation; platforms; Cenozoic; Cambrian; Ordovician
Illustrationssketch maps; stratigraphic columns; stratigraphic sections
Released2001 01 01
AbstractThe Middle and Upper Cambrian strata on northeast Ellesmere Island are placed in a single unit, the Cass Fjord Formation, with Lower, Middle, and Upper members. The boundary between the Lower and Middle members of the Cass Fjord Formation is chosen at the base of a variegated unit that is readily traced in the field and on airphotos. The boundary between the Middle and Upper members of the Cass Fjord Formation is chosen at a major uncon- formity that is difficult to recognize in the field and on airphotos. The Lower and Middle members comprises a major unconformity-bounded sequence containing four shallowing-upward cycles that correlate with the deeper water Hazen Formation unit C. The Upper Member comprises a major unconformity-bounded sequence containing two shallowing-upward cycles and correlates with Hazen Formation unit D.
GEOSCAN ID212118