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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

082J Geological Legend

 

Kananaskis

SEDIMENTARY, METAMORPHIC AND VOLCANIC ROCKS

QUATERNARY AND RECENT

Q

Glacial deposits, recent alluvium
CRETACEOUS
     UPPER CRETACEOUS

uKs

Sandstone, shale. Alberta Group; Edmonton, Brazeau, Belly River, Willow Creek, St. Mary River, Bearpaw, Milk River, Kootenai, 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 Group; Banff, Exshaw, Etheringtone, Mount Head, Livingston, Hannan, etc. formations.
Upper Devonian limestone, sandstone, shale.  Fairholme Group, Palliser and Alexo formations.
CAMBIAN-DEVONIAN (peltic facies)

EDp

Devonian limestone, shale.  Starbird, Mount Forster, Harrogate and Cedared formations.
Ordovician-Silurian limestone.  Beaverfoot Formation.
Ordovician
sandstone, shale.  Mount Wilson and Glenogle formations.
Upper Cambrian-Ordovician limestone. Canyon Creek, Ottertail, Jubilee and Chancellor formations.
CAMBRIAN-SILURIAN

EOc

Ordovician-Silurian limestone.  Beaverfoot.
Ordovician limestone, shale.  Mount Wilson, Owen Creek, Skiki, Outram and Survey Peak formations.
Upper Cambrian limestone, shale.  Lynx Group.
Middle Cambrian limestone, shale.  Arctomys, Pika, Eldon, Cathedral, Stephen, Mount Whyte formations.
LOWER CAMBRIAN

IEs

Quartzite, limestone, phyllite, argillite.  Hamill and Gog groups; Eager, Badshot, Mohican, Donald, Reno, Laib, Quartzite Tange 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 Peak 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 Kananaskis (082J) 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.