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Subject/Keyword
SEDIMENTARY
SPRAY
TRIASSIC
RIVER
GROUP
ALBERTA
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Nordheimer, David Campbell
Supervisor and department
Dr. George Pemberton (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Dr. John-Paul Zonneveld (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Dr. Murray Gingras (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Mirko van der Baan (Department of Physics)
Dr. Murray Gingras (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Dr. George Pemberton (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Dr. John-Paul Zonneveld (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Department
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-04-02T11:15:33Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Triassic lithologies in west-central Alberta are divided into the Sulphur Mountain Formation and Whitehorse Formation of the Spray River Group. The Sulphur Mountain Formation is subdivided into three members: the Vega-Phroso Siltstone, Whistler, and Llama members. The Whitehorse Formation is subdivided into three members: the Starlight Evaporite, Brewster Limestone, and Winnifred members. Analysis of six outcrops in the Willmore Wilderness Park for this study suggests that the Whitehorse Formation was emplaced in an overall progradational system with occasional regressive transgressive deposition. From outcrop analysis five facies associations (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) were developed based on fifteen identified facies. The five associations relate to offshore deposits (1), offshore to shoreface (2), ephemeral/lacustrine supratidal (3), aeolian sabkha depositional environments (4), and offshore turbidite deposits (5). Ichnological, biostratigraphic, and chemostratigraphic analyses of outcrop samples were used in delineating the Sulphur Mountain Formation and Whitehorse Formation of the Spray River Group.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3307F
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