Upper Triassic Tethyan-type reefs in the Yukon.

R. P. Reid, D. J. Tempelman-Kluit

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Abstract

An Upper Triassic reef complex is well exposed at Lime Peak, in the S Yukon. It consists of superimposed patch reefs and bedded inter-reef limestone and is surrounded by volcaniclastic rocks. The reefs are up to 150m thick, and are the first Tethyan-type sponge reefs recognized in North America. The inter-reef limestones include thick-bedded accumulations of locally derived organisms, and thin-bedded deposits of reef-derived debris. The Lime Peak fossils are a mixture of those with Tethyan affinities, North American endemics, and new forms, possibly reflecting the origin of Stikinia between the Tethys and cratonic North America.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-332
Number of pages17
JournalBulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
Volume35
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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