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  • Usage in publication:
    • Nisku formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Williston basin
Publication:

Baillie, A.D., 1953, Devonian System of the Williston basin area: Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Mines Branch Publication, no. 52-5.


Summary:

Raised in rank from basal member [of Winterburn formation] to Nisku formation, upper formation of the newly named Saskatchewan group. Is present throughout report area from SA into MB, CN and south into northern MT, ND, and northwest SD, US in the Williston basin. Consists of fragmental fossiliferous (corals, bryozoa, stromatoporoids, algae) limestone probably of a reef complex and some anhydrite as vug fillings and as massive beds (10 to 20 ft thick) interbedded with dolostone. Varies little in thickness probably rarely more than 150 ft thick. Overlies unnamed part of Saskatchewan. Underlies Lyleton formation, basal formation of Qu'appelle group (new). Well log descriptions; correlation charts; areal extent map of Saskatchewan group. Of Late Devonian age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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