Tectonic setting of Middle Devonian to Lower Carboniferous rocks in the Magdalen Basin

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Type
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Collection
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Title
Tectonic setting of Middle Devonian to Lower Carboniferous rocks in the Magdalen Basin
Journal
Atlantic Geology
Author(s)
Durling P., Marillier F.
ISSN-L
0843-5561
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1993
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Pages
199-217
Language
english
Abstract
Seismic reflection data in the Gulf of St. Lawrence were used to construct
an isopach map of the Horton Group (Middle Devonian-Early Carboniferous)
in the Magdalen Basin. The map shows that the Horton Group was deposited
in basins that developed parallel to the offshore extension of structural
trends in New Brunswick and the Gaspe Peninsula. Horton Group strata
were deposited in narrow linear fault bounded basins, presently up
to 8 km deep, and in broad sag basins up to 3 km deep. The sag basins
may thin latterally to form sedimentary veneers less than 1 km thick.
The fault bounded basins are mostly half-grabens and they developed
during an early crustal extension phase. The largest and deepest
basin strikes northeast-southwest, almost parallel to the Moncton
Basin in New Brunswick. Sag basins and thin veneers are not fault
controlled and are widespread, underlying most of the Magdalen Basin.
They probably formed later than the fault bounded basins in response
to the onset of a regional subsidence phase.
Deformation of Horton Group rocks in the Magdalen Basin is concentrated
in fault zones up to 20 km wide, and mainly affected deep subbasins,
where thrust faults and possible flower structures are observed.
An early deformation phase occurred towards the end of Horton Group
sedimentation (Late Tournaisian-Early Visean) and a later phase occurred,
with less intensity, during the deposition of Visean to ?Namurian
sediments. The first phase of deformation affected most of the Magdalen
Basin, whereas the second phase affected mainly the southern areas.
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