|Titre||Sequential hyperextension, continental faulting and the evolution of drainage systems, southeastern Canadian margin|
|Auteur||Piper, D J W; Pe-Piper, G; Chavez, I; Tang, M|
|Source||Atlantic Geology vol. 54, 2018 p. 450|
|Séries alt.||Ressources naturelles Canada, Contribution externe 20180351|
|Réunion||5th Conjugate Margins Conference; Pernambuco; BR; août 22-24, 2017|
|Document||publication en série|
|Province||Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador; Nouvelle-Écosse; Nouveau-Brunswick|
|Lat/Long OENS|| -60.0000 -46.0000 52.0000 44.0000|
|Sujets||réseaux hydrographiques; formation de failles; marges continentales; marges continentales, atlantique; Bassin Néo-Écossais; tectonique|
|Programme||Analyse des bassins frontaliers, Les géosciences pour les nouvelles sources d'énergie|
|Diffusé||2019 01 23|
|Résumé||(disponible en anglais seulement)|
Provenance studies based on multiple techniques, together with deposited sediment volumes, are used to estimate relative proportions of sediment supplied from
major source areas and to assess how regional faulting and uplift controlled sediment supply to the Scotian Basin. Most Jurassic sediment supply was derived locally from small rivers draining the Appalachians of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine.
Through the Tithonian to Barremian, the influence of far-travelled detritus from Labrador and New Brunswick became increasingly important, interrupted in the Aptian by a major tectonic diversion of sediment supply, and followed in the Aptian to early
Cenomanian by increased supply from Labrador.
Some major tectonic changes on the actively extending margin of the Grand Banks, such as Tithonian onset of rifting, Berriasian culmination of rifting in the south and Hauterivian in the north, are
recognised in the Scotian Basin and its hinterland. Other major events in the Scotian Basin, particularly in the Aptian and early Cenomanian, appear related to subtle vagaries in river pathways. Reactivation of late Paleozoic faults in the Early
Cretaceous played an important role in enlarging drainage basins and changing river courses. In particular, during the Aptian the main Sable River was probably diverted westward to deposit the McMurray Formation in Alberta.
The separation of
Europe and Greenland from eastern Canada migrated progressively northward through the Cretaceous. The Aptian-Albian boundary is marked by a significant anticlockwise change in extension direction and the propagation of sea-floor spreading north of
the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. In the northern Appalachians, crust to the south was influenced by hyperextension along the Iberia-Goban-Porcupine and Newfoundland margin, but farther north there was only limited rifting. We evaluate whether it was
mantle processes related to Tethyan subduction, or crustal processes related to hyperextension that led to dextral strike-slip reactivation of the old Paleozoic lineaments in the continent.
|Résumé||(Résumé en langage clair et simple, non publié)|
Un examen de l'apport en sédiments aux bassins pétrolifères à la limite orientale canadienne