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Lower Cretaceous of the Peace River Region

By
Milner
Milner
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Published:
January 01, 1954

Abstract

A study group of the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists proposed the following classification of Lower Cretaceous strata in the Peace River area of west-central Alberta:

Fort St. John group

Shaftesbury formation Peace River formation

Paddy sandstone member Cadotte sandstone member Harmon shale member Spirit River formation

Notikewin sandstone member Falher member Wilrich member Bluesky formation Bullhead group

The Shaftesbury formation is a dark marine shale. The Peace River formation contains fairly distinct units consisting of the Paddy continental sandstone containing some coaly beds, the Cadotte glauconitic marine sandstone, and the Harmon dark marine shale. The Spirit River formation is a variable succession of sandstones and shales grouped into the Notikewin sandstone, the Falher sandstones, shales, siltstones, and thin coals, some beds suggesting deltaic origin, and the Wilrich dark shales with interbedded sandstones. The Bluesky formation consists of glauconitic sandstone grading down to dark shale. The Bullhead group is a variable succession of conglomerates, sandstones, shales, and coals.

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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
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812465
Publication date:
January 01, 1954

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