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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

082G Geological Legend

 

Fernie
SEDIMENTARY, METAMORPHIC AND VOLCANIC ROCKS
QUATERNARY AND RECENT
Q Glacial deposits, recent alluvium
TERTIARY
EOCENE-OLIGOCENE
eoTS Sandstone, conglomerate, tuff. Kamloops Group; Kishenehn, Kettle River and Sophie Mountain formations.
CRETACEOUS
UPPER CRETACEOUS
uKs Sandstone., shale. Alberta Group; Edmonton, Brazeau, Belly River, Willow Creek, St. Mary River, Bearpaw, Milk River, Kootenay, etc. formations.
LOWER CRETACEOUS
IKS Sandstone shale, coal, conglomerate, volcanic breccia. Blairmore Group; Crowsnest Formation.
JURASSIC-CRETACEOUS
JKs Sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, coal, conglomerate. Kootenay and Nikanassin formations.
JURASSIC
JF Shale, siltstone, sandstone, limestone. Fernie Group (includes Hall Formation in the Nelson map area).
DEVONIAN to TRIASSIC
DTs Triassic shale, sandstone, limestone. Spray River Group.
Pennsylvanian-Permian sandstone, shale, chert. Rocky Mountain Group.
Mississippian limestone, shale. Rundle Groyp; Banff, Exshaw, Etherington, Mount Head, Livingston, Hannan, etc. formations.
Upper Devonian limestone, sandstone, shale. Fairholme Group; Palliser and Alexo formations.
CAMBRIAN-DEVONIAN (pelitic facles)
EDp Devonian limestone, shale. Starbird, Mount Forster, Harrogate and Cedared formations.
Ordoviclan-Silurian limestone. Beaverfoot Formation.
Ordovician sandstone, shale. Mount Wilson and Glenogle formations.
Upper Cambrian-Ordovician limestone, shale. McKay Group.
Upper Cambrian shale, limestone. Canyon Creek, Ottertail, Jubilee and Chancellor formations.
LOWER CAMBRIAN
IEs Quartzite, limestone, phyllite argillite. Hamill and Gog groups, Eager, Badshot, Mohican, Donald, Reno, Laib, Quartzite Range formations; Maitlen Phyllite, Emerald and Reeves Limestone members.
PROTEROZOIC
HELIKIAN (Belt-Purcell)
HSU Quartzite, argillite, dolomite, limestone, siltstone. Missoula Group; Mount Nelson, Dutch Creek, Gateway, Phillips and Roosville formations.
HSM Limestone, argillite, quartzite, andesite breccia, tuff. Siyeh, Kitchener, Wallace, Helena, Sheppard Formations; Purcell Lava.
HSL Quartzite argillite, siltstone. Ravalli Group; Creston Aldridge, Fort Steele, Pritchard, Waterton, Appekuny, Altyn, Grinnell and Werner Pleak formations.
Geological legend and base derived from:

Okulitch, A.V. and Woodsworth, G J (1977): Kootenay River Map Sheet, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 481, 1:1,000,000

See Fernie (082G) Summary Sheet for an overview of the map area.

Positions of all geological contacts are approximate. In the case of an apparent disagreement between an occurrence’s geological location on the map and its stratigraphic setting given in the MINFILE documentation, the latter should be given priority.