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Lower to Middle Cambrian strata, well exposed in imbricated westward-dipping thrust sheets of the southern Canadian Rockies, host a range of geologic features from famous fossil lagerstätten to economically important ore deposits. This paper describes six localities in the Front and Central ranges west of Calgary that record tectonic, sedimentologic, and biologic events during deposition of the lower to mid-Sauk Megasequence. At the Mount Yamnuska and Castle Mountain viewpoints, Middle Cambrian platformal carbonate sections are well exposed. These were preceded by thick, siliciclastic-dominated, shallow-marine deposits of the Gog Group, which form a dramatic geologic backdrop to Lake Louise. Farther...

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