Published:January 01, 1993
Permian rocks are preserved throughout most of the eastern Cordillera and locally, in the Peace River-Liard River area, on the Interior Platform (Fig. 4F.1, 4F.2, 4F.3). They are absent from the remainder of the Interior Platform and from most of the Mackenzie Mountains through truncation at several disconformities beneath Mesozoic strata.
Permian sediments were deposited mainly along the margin of the North American plate in a Permian depositional basin, here named Ishbel Trough, extending from the 49th parallel to the Ancestral Aklavik Arch in northern Yukon Territory. The trough occupies approximately the same position as the Carboniferous Prophet Trough...
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Sedimentary Cover of the Craton in Canada
The “sedimentary cover” refers to the stratified rocks of youngest Proterozoic and Phanerozoic age that rest upon the largely crystalline basement rocks of the continental interior. The early chapters of the volume present data and interpretations of the geophysics of the craton and summarize, with sequential maps, the tectonic evolution of the craton. The main body of the text and accompanying plates and figures present the stratigraphy, structural history, and economic geology of specific sedimentary basins (e.g., Appalachian basin) and regions (e.g., Rocky Mountains). The volume concludes with a summary chapter in which the currently popular theories of cratonal tectonics are discussed and the unresolved questions are identified.