Abstract

Relatively thin organic buildups in the Ellis Bay Formation of Anticosti Island developed in a shallow subtidal regressive marine shelf environment during the Late Ordovician. The Ellis Bay Formation has been subdivided into six members by Bolton. Two buildups, one in each of members 4 and 6, were studied in detail. The member 6 mud mound on the Salmon River (8 m thick) is bound by calcareous algae, stromatoporoids, and corals, and consists of a micritic bafflestone core capped by crinoidal lime grainstone. Early marine cementation permeated nearly all of the primary porosity. Cathodoluminescence indicates at least five stages of cementation of the mound. Constructive mound development was terminated by progressively shallowing, agitated marine conditions.The member 4 mound is a small coral (ecological) reef exposed on the Vaureal River.

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