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TitleUpper Neoproterozoic to Lower Devonian stratigraphy of northeast Ellesmere Island
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AuthorDewing, K; Mayr, U; Harrison, J C; de Freitas, T
SourceGeology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut; by Mayr, U (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, 2009 p. 31-108; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/289642
Year2009
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; CD-ROM
RelatedThis publication is contained in Mayr, U; (2009). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, ed. rev.
RelatedThis publication supercedes Mayr, U; (2008). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProvinceNunavut
NTS39E/11; 39E/12; 39E/13; 39E/14; 39F/13; 39F/14; 39F/15; 39F/16; 120B/04; 120B/05; 120B/06; 120B/11; 120B/12; 120B/13; 120B/14; 120B/15; 120C/02; 120C/03; 120C/04; 120C/05; 120C/06; 120C/07; 120C/08; 120C/10; 120C/11; 120C/14; 120C/15; 120C/16; 340A/01; 340A/02; 340A/03; 340A/07; 340A/08; 340A/09; 340A/16
AreaEllesmere Island; Kennedy Channel; Kane Basin; Bache Peninsula; Judge Daly Promontory; Knud Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-80.0000 -64.0000 82.0000 78.5000
Subjectsstratigraphy; sedimentology; basement geology; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; carbonate rocks; carbonates; evaporites; clastics; sandstones; shales; stratigraphic correlations; stratigraphic nomenclature; depositional environment; marine deposits; tectonostratigraphic zones; alteration; Canadian Shield; Kennedy Channel Formation; Ella Bay Formation; Ritter Bay Formation; Rawlings Bay Formation; Scoresby Bay Formation; Dallas Bugt Formation; Cass Fjord Formation; Cape Clay Formation; Christian Elv Formation; Baumann Fiord Formation; Eleanor River Formation; Bay Fiord Formation; Thumb Mountain Formation; Bulleys Lump Formation; Ninnis Glacier Formation; Irene Bay Formation; Cape Phillips Formation; Eids Formation; Danish River Formation; Hazen Formation; Goose Fiord Formation; Cape Storm Formation; Allen Bay Formation; Precambrian; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian; Paleozoic; Devonian; Carboniferous
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; stratigraphic sections; cross-sections; stratigraphic columns; tables; photographs
Released2008 12 30
AbstractThe thick sedimentary sequence exposed on northeast Ellesmere Island consists of Neoproterozoic to Devonian siliciclastic and carbonate rocks that were deposited on the passive northern margin of Laurentia. Sedimentary packages consist of Neoproterozoic shale and shallow-water carbonate; Lower Cambrian marine to deltaic siliciclastic deposits; Lower Cambrian to Upper Ordovician shallow- marine carbonate and evaporite deposits that formed a platform with a distinct shelf-margin facies; Upper Ordovician to Silurian shallow-marine carbonate deposits that formed a platform with shelf-margin reefs; and basinal, deep-water shale, chert, and carbonate breccia. The margin of the carbonate platform during the Cambrian and Ordovician was stable in its position and formed an escarpment. The Late Ordovician to Silurian carbonate margin stepped landward in response to tectonism and sea-level change. During periods of exposure, carbonate breccias were shed into the basin, especially at the end of the Early Cambrian, and at the Cambrian-Ordovician and Ordovician-Silurian boundaries.
GEOSCAN ID289642