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Overview of the Devonian of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

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J.C. Wendte
J.C. Wendte
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January 01, 1992

Abstract

Devonian strata of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) occur in a widespread belt extending from the Arctic Ocean and the Alaska-Yukon border on the north to the southeast through the Northwest Territories, northeast British Columbia, and Alberta into Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba (Figure 1). This short course manual discusses the temporal and spatial evolution of Devonian carbonates and associated deposits in the WCSB, along with a discussion of early Mississippian strata. The initial 10 chapters of this manual, including this introductory chapter, consider the evolution of Devonian deposits; the 11th chapter deals with the latest Devonian-earliest Mississippian sequence. The 12th and final chapter provides a summary of the entire course.

The Devonian of the WCSB is, of course, best known for the occurrence of reefs. These reefs occur in multiple phases of sedimentation and vary according to depositional setting, evolution, related facies associations, areal extent, thickness, fauna and morphology. Many of these reefs are limited in distribution to the subsurface; others are magnificently exposed in the Rocky Mountains. A summary of all of these reefs is provided by Moore (1988a).

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Devonian-Early Mississippian Carbonates of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: A Sequence Stratigraphic Framework

Jack Wendte
Jack Wendte
Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology, Geological Survey of Canada 3303 33rd Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A7
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Frank A. Stoakes
Frank A. Stoakes
Stoakes Campbell Geoconsulting Ltd. 500, 839 - 5th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C8
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Clarence V. Campbell
Clarence V. Campbell
Stoakes Campbell Geoconsulting Ltd. 500, 839 - 5th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C8
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
28
ISBN electronic:
9781565762510
Publication date:
January 01, 1992

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