Abstract

Decimetric to metric domal stromatolites with constituent ministromatolites characterize reddish, 13C-enriched dolostones in the Watterson Formation of the Quartzite Lake area west of Hudson Bay. They provide paleontologic support for a correlation with the only other known early Paleoproterozoic stromatolite occurrences in North America: the Kona Formation of Michigan, and the Nash Formation in southern Wyoming. They also are similar to stromatolites in probable coeval Jatulian carbonates in Karelia on the Baltic Shield, and possibly to stromatolites in the Hutuo Group in China.

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