Abstract

Two overburden test holes drilled to bedrock in Currie Township, southwest of Matheson, Ontario, penetrated stratified beds containing fossil plant detritus resting on an oxidized substrate, which are between two till sheets underlying glacial Lake Ojibway-Barlow varved clays. The fossil plants, chiefly mosses, represent an environment that is common in the region today, and are radiocarbon dated (GSC-2148) as older than 37000 years. The interglacial deposit is tentatively correlated with the Missinaibi Formation in the Moose River basin of the James Bay lowlands, probably of Sangamon age.

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