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dc.contributor.advisorHopkins, John C.
dc.contributor.authorMarion, Donat J.
dc.coverage.spatial200000191en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:13:25Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:13:25Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.citationMarion, D. J. (1982). Sedimentology of the Middle Jurassic Rock Creek Member in the subsurface of west-central Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12204en_US
dc.identifier.otherNL Number: 60812en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/22522
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 108-115.en
dc.description.abstractQuartzarenites of the Rock Creek Member· (Middle Jurassic) are subtly distinct from overlying and adjacent quartzarenites and sublitharenites of the Ellerslie (Lower Cretaceous). Chert content of the Rock Creek is consistently lower than 1.5 percent, whereas the Ellerslie ranges from 3.5 to 10 percent. Rock Creek quartzarenites are characteristically planar laminated or centimetre thick cross bedded and associated with coquinoid sandstones. Ellerslie sandstones are typically decimetre thick cross bedded and have laterally equivalent facies of lenticular bedded sandstones and shales. Rock Creek sediments were deposited on a gently sloping, storm dominated shallow marine shelf and were derived from the east. Dark marine shales of the "Upper Fernie" (Passage Beds - Kootenay equivalent) overlie the Rock Creek in places. Exposure and partial erosion of the Jurassic units occurred during early Cretaceous time resulting in a gently sloping paleodrainage system which drained the central and eastern parts of the area to the northeast. Where erosion completely cut through resistant Rock Creek sandstones to the underlying soft black shales of the Poker Chip Shale, cuestas formed on the pre-Ellerslie surface with the paleotopographic highs capped by sandstones of the Rock Creek. Early Ellerslie sandstones were fluvial and confined to valleys incised into the Jurassic. Subsequently, these sediments were conformably overlain by transitional and marine sandstones and shales, deposited by the encroaching Ellerslie Sea, which filled and covered the· pre-Ellerslie topography.
dc.format.extentxii, 128 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccQE 683 M35 1984en
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Stratigraphic - Jurassic
dc.subject.lcshGeology - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshSediments (Geology) - Alberta
dc.titleSedimentology of the Middle Jurassic Rock Creek Member in the subsurface of west-central Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12204
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geophysics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccQE 683 M35 1984en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 450 82483974


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