Neoproterozoic-Cambrian fossils of the Mackenzie Mountains

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: fossils, paleontology, fossil coral reefs

Principal Investigator: Narbonne, Guy (13)
Licence Number: 12139
Organization: Department of Geological Sciences, Queen's University
Licenced Year(s): 2001 1999 1998 1996 1994 1992 1991 1989 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: R. Dalrymple; N. James; R. MacNaughton; E. Turner; J. Wiebe; T. Ulrich

Objective(s): To understand the origin and early evolution of animal life and the factors that controlled the first appearance of reefs.

Project Description: The Mackenzie Mountains exhibit one of the best sections through the Late Precambrian and Early Cambrian (1,000-530 million years ago) anywhere in the world. This team will further studies near Sekwi Mountain, on the Stone Knife River north of Shale Lake and northwest of Dal Lake in the central Mackenzie Mountains. The project attempts to understand the origin and early evolution of animal life and the factors that controlled the first appearance of reefs.