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TitleStratigraphy, sedimentology, and palynology of the Cretaceous (Albian) Beaver Mines, Mill Creek, and Crowsnest formations (Blairmore Group) of southwestern Alberta
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLeckie, D A; Burden, E T
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 563, 2001, 109 pages (1 sheet), Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS82G/08; 82G/09; 82G/16
AreaBlairmore; Coleman; Burmis; Rocky Mountain Foothills; Eastern Front Ranges
Lat/Long WENS-114.5000 -114.0000 50.0000 49.2500
Subjectsstratigraphy; sedimentology; paleontology; stratigraphic correlations; lithology; lithostratigraphy; sedimentary environments; palynology; sediment distribution; mineral potential; palynological analyses; palynostratigraphy; systematic palynology; Albian; Beaver Mines Formation; Mill Creek Formation; Crowsnest Formation; Blairmore Group; Lynx Creek Member; Bruin Creek Member; Cretaceous
Illustrationssketch maps; stratigraphic columns; stratigraphic sections; photographs; tables; cross-sections; rose diagrams; distribution diagrams
Released2001 04 01; 2014 08 11
AbstractA sedimentological and palynological re-examination of the Cretaceous upper Beaver Mines, Mill Creek and Crowsnest formations has been carried out in the Rocky Mountain Foothills and eastern Front Ranges in southwestern Alberta.The result is a refinement of existing stratigraphy and a new palynological zonation, providing finer paleoecological and biostratigraphic resolution of local and regional events. The palynomorph assemblages recovered for this study form one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Albian taxa in western Canada.Two new stratigraphic units are identified within the Mill Creek Formation: the marine to brackish Lynx Creek Member and the nonmarine Bruin Creek Member. The base of the Bruin Creek Member is bounded by a regional low-angle unconformity.

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