Stratigraphy of Early Paleozoic Sequences on Devon Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, geology, stratigraphy, geological evolution

Principal Investigator: Long, Darrel G.F. (4)
Licence Number: 12036
Organization: Department of Geology, Laurentian University
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Dana Kelley;

Objective(s): To examine Lower Cambrian to middle Ordovician strata in eastern Devon Island, to provide a sequence stratigraphic framework for the early, syn-drift phase of evolution of the Franklinian basin; to determine if coastal boundary currents, storm systems or transverse bypass systems played a significant roll in segregation of carbonate and siliciclastic facies in these strata;

Project Description: This research represents a continuation of work carried out in 1985 on northern Ellesmere Island. The 1992 fieldwork will examine Lower Cambrian to Middle Ordovician strata in easter Devon Island.