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dc.contributor.advisorHall, Russell L.
dc.contributor.authorBraunberger, Wayne Frederick
dc.coverage.spatial20000069en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:03:22Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:03:22Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationBraunberger, W. F. (1994). Molluscan biostratigraphy of the Cardium Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Turonian-Coniacian) and contiguous strata, Alberta foothills and adjacent subsurface (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17066en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315993154en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30349
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 157-170.en
dc.description.abstractSediments comprising the Cardium Formation accumulated from the Prionocyclus wyomingensis zone through the Scaphites preventricosus zone. In the study area no ammonite zones are absent; however, zones may be partially absent in individual sections. In the Southern Foothills the Turonian/Coniacian boundary occurs in the basal portion of the Leyland Member. Farther north this boundary probably occurs within the Moosehound Member. Prionocyclid ammonites (P. wyomingensis, P. novimexicanus, P. quadratus, P. germari, and P. sp. indet.) have been recovered from several sections in both the subsurface and surface. Scaphites preventricosus has been recovered from the Leyland Member and ranges up into the basal beds of the overlying Wapiabi Formation. Ammonites referable to the Scaphites preventricosus zone have also been recovered from the Cardium Zone in the Edson Field. In addition inoceramid bivalves, Inoceramus dimidius, Mytiloides aff. M. aviculoides, Mytiloides labiatoidiformis, Mytiloides incertus, Cremnoceramus rotundatus, Cremnoceramus erectus, Cremnoceramus deformis, and Cremnoceramus inconstans, have been recovered, confirming the ammonoid zonation. The biostratigraphic data suggest that the Cardinal Member rather than the Ram Member is the most laterally continuous member of the Cardium Formation in the Southern Foothills. Sandstones of the Pembina River Member of the Pembina Field and the Cardium "A" Sand in the Crossfield area are correlative with the Cardinal and basal Leyland . members in outcrop. The upper portion of the Leyland Member, the Sturrock Member, and the basal beds of the Wapiabi Formation are correlative with the Cardium Zone of the subsurface. The available data also suggest that the Cardium Formation is diachronous in both west - east and north - south directions. Biostratigraphic correlations indicate that unconformities within the Cardium Formation may not always represent significant time gaps or chronostratigraphic horizons.
dc.format.extentxi, 309 leaves : ill. (some folded, some col.), 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 688 B73 1994aen
dc.subject.lccAdditional Copy: QE 688 B73 1994en
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Stratigraphic - Cretaceous
dc.subject.lcshCardium Formation (Alta.)
dc.subject.lcshFormations (Geology) - Alberta - Cardium Formation
dc.subject.lcshGeology - Alberta - Cardium Formation
dc.subject.lcshSedimentary structures - Alberta
dc.titleMolluscan biostratigraphy of the Cardium Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Turonian-Coniacian) and contiguous strata, Alberta foothills and adjacent subsurface
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17066
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geophysics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccQE 688 B73 1994aen
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.additionalcopyQE 688 B73 1994en
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 910 520541835


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