Abstract

In the Long Reach area of southern New Brunswick, a new stratigraphic succession has been delineated; it consists of Precambrian (?) volcanic rocks, Cambrian sedimentary, volcanic and hypabyssal rocks, Silurian sedimentary rocks, and Devonian plus Precambrian (?) heterogeneous, granitoid rocks. The northern boundary of this succession is postulated to be a northwestward-directed thrust fault of Acadian age. Other Acadian thrust faults are interpreted in the area and major reverse movement of the same age occurred along the Belleisle Fault.Mafic and felsic volcanic rocks that were previously thought to be either Precambrian or Silurian are demonstrably part of the Lower Cambrian section. Some of the granitoid rocks intrude Silurian strata and therefore cannot be basement to the Cambrian succession. Other granitoid rocks appear to be older and may be Precambrian in age.

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