Abstract

Based on the interpretation of reflection seismic profiles, five major reflecting horizons are correlated from the southwestern Scotian Shelf to Georges Bank. The Mesozoic–Cenozoic stratigraphy of Georges Bank Basin is interpreted to be similar to, but thicker than, the LaHave Platform and consists of 200 m of Tertiary and younger strata, 1000 m of Upper Cretaceous, 600 m of Lower Cretaceous, and 6300 m of Jurassic rocks. The post-Lower Cretaceous facies are interpreted to be clastic across the entire area, while the pre-Upper Cretaceous facies are interpreted to be predominantly clastic in the northern half and predominantly carbonates in the southern half of Georges Bank Basin.

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