AbstractsEarth & Environmental Science

The Hay river limestone, Northwest territories

by Henry Gordon Bassett

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Geological Sciences.
Degree: MS.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Geological Sciences.
Record ID: 1555214
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile122617.pdf


During the latter part of the 1949 field season, the author served as geologist on a California Standard Company field party which was sent to the Northwest Territories to make an examination of the Upper Devonian limestone strata exposed along the Hay river. The objects of this survey were: (1) to further the completion of the California Standard Company's geological map of possible "petroleum bearing formations in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and, (2) to attempt a correlation of the Hay River limestone formation with the petroliferous limestones underlying Leduc, Alberta. The thesis of this paper is a detailed description of the Hay River limestone formation as it is exposed along the Hay river.