Clastic-carbonate transitions in Lower Cambrian strata of Ellesmere Island, Arctic Archipelago

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, lithology

Principal Investigator: Long, Darrel G.F. (4)
Licence Number: 12298
Organization: Department of Geology, Laurentian University
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: D. Kelly

Objective(s): Detailed lithological and sedimentological investigation of Lower Cambrian strata on Ellesmere Island will be used to determine if coastal boundary currents, storm systems, or transverse bypass systems played a significant role in segregation of carbonate and siliciclastic facies, and to provide a sequence stratigraphic framework for the early, syn-drift phase of evolution of the Franklinian basin.

Project Description: The 1993 field work represents a continuation of field work carried out in northern Ellesmere Island in 1985 and Devon Island in 1992. The research involves the examination of the Lower Cambrian strata located on Ellesmere Island.