Geology of the Biscay Bay - Cape Race Area, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland

Misra, Shiva Balak (1969) Geology of the Biscay Bay - Cape Race Area, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis is a general geological study of the previously unmapped Biscay Bay - Cape Race area, the extreme southeastern part of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. The area is underlain by a thick sequence of Precambrian sedimentary rocks belonging to the Conception Group and the St. John's Formation of the Cabot Group. -- Some of the important aspects of this thesis are the discovery of fossils in the Precambrian rocks, three fold classification of the Conception Group, recognition of the St. John's Formation for the first time in the area, and description of the regional structural pattern. -- The thesis is illustrated by figures and plates. Those pertaining to the primary sedimentary structures are of special significance in deciphering depositional environment of the rocks. The coastal geology is described in four plates on a scale of 1:10,000 and a geological map with the location of these plates on a scale of 1:50,000.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6832
Item ID: 6832
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 136-139.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Earth Sciences
Date: 1969
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada----Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Biscay Bay Region; Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Cape Race Region
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Geology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Biscay Bay Region; Geology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Cape Race Region

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