Abstract

Coquitlam Drift is formally defined and stratotypes established for it in the Coquitlam – Port Moody area, B.C. It is a Pleistocene formation consisting of till, glaciofluvial, ice-contact, and glaciomarine sediments deposited between 21 700 and 18 700 years BP, during the Fraser Glaciation (late Wisconsin) and prior to the main Vashon glacial maximum at about 14 500 years BP. The drift was deposited in short pulses by valley and piedmont glaciers fluctuating into the Fraser Lowland from the Coast Mountains to the north and Cascade Mountains to the east.

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