Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Geological Cross Section through Northern Alberta

By
C. E. Cleveland
C. E. Cleveland
Calgary, Alberta
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 1954

Abstract

This geological cross section (Plate I, in pocket) extends easterly from the British Columbia boundary through northern Alberta and into the western part of Saskatchewan and has been drawn to illustrate the regional structure and stratigraphy across northern Alberta. The section shows a wedge of sediments lying on pre-Cambrian basement rocks. The thick part of the wedge is at the Alberta-British Columbia boundary and the pinchout edge in western Saskatchewan, where Devonian sediments are in contact with the pre-Cambrian shield. Among the features shown on the section are: the general eastward thinning of formations; faults in the Peace River area and their influence on pre-Pennsylvanian formations; a Devonian reef and its association with a basement “high”; and an evaporite basin bordered by reef rocks.

The cross section has been drawn principally for the benefit of those not familiar with the geology of northern Alberta. For this reason tabulations have been added indicating the general lithology of the many rock units illustrated in the cross section. The tabulations also contain other features which are self- explanatory. In addition, the cross section is useful for the general correlation of Cretaceous formations in northeastern and northwestern Alberta.

You do not currently have access to this article.
Don't already have an account? Register

Figures & Tables

Contents

AAPG Special Publication

Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: A Symposium; Sponsored by the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the Saskatchewan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Leslie M. Clark
Leslie M. Clark
Search for other works by this author on:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812465
Publication date:
January 01, 1954

GeoRef

References

Related

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences

This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

This PDF is available to Subscribers Only

View Article Abstract & Purchase Options

For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription.

Subscribe Now