Cambrian to Silurian Basin Development and Sedimentation, North Greenland
Published:January 01, 1991
A.K. Higgins, J.R. Ineson, J.S. Peel, F. Surlyk, M. Sønderholm, 1991. "Cambrian to Silurian Basin Development and Sedimentation, North Greenland", Geology of the Innuitian Orogen and Arctic Platform of Canada and Greenland, H.P. Trettin
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The Franklinian Basin extended from northern Ellesmere Island across North Greenland, where its sedimentary infill is exposed from Inglefield Land and Washington Land in the west to Kronprins Christian Land in the east (Fig. 7.1–7.3). The segment of the basin exposed in North Greenland is approximately 800 km long and has a maximum preserved north-south width of 200 km. The thickness of the sedimentary column reaches about 8 km; the main part of the succession is of Cambrian-Silurian age, but it may extend down into the latest Precambrian and up into the earliest Devonian. A distinction into a shelf...
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Geology of the Innuitian Orogen and Arctic Platform of Canada and Greenland
Fourteen chapters discuss regional stratigraphy by time intervals from Precambrian to Quaternary, while other chapters describe the geography, geomorphology, tectonics, geophysical characteristics, and resources of the region. A summary chapter includes geologic maps, structural cross-sections, a geotectonic correlation chart, a gravity map, and a location map for exploration wells in the Arctic Islands and northern Greenland. A wealth of additional information is contained on the nine accompanying plates.