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The region described in this subchapter lies between the craton and the western edge of the carbonate platform built upon the Devonian continental shelf within one or two hundred kilometres of the continental margin. Sediments deposited west of the platform edge are described in the companion volume, “Geology of the Cordilleran Orogen in Canada” (Gabrielse and Yorath,1991). The depositional record described here starts with rocks deposited in Late Silurian time following a widespread regression accompanied by epeirogenic uplift, warping, and erosion. These rocks are the first of Kaskaskia sequence (Sloss, 1963). The record ends at the base of dark...

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