Precambrian Research 278 (2016) 179–206 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Precambrian Research journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/precamres Rifting of Columbia to form a deep-water siliciclastic to carbonate succession: The Mesoproterozoic Pinguicula Group of northern Yukon, Canada a,⇑ b a c K.P.R. Medig , E.C. Turner , D.J. Thorkelson , R.H. Rainbird Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada Department of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, 601 Booth St., Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada article i nfo abstract Article history: The Mesoproterozoic Pinguicula Group (<1.38 Ga) is exposed in the Wernecke and Hart River inliers in Received 24 October 2015 northern Yukon, Canada. The Pinguicula Group records deposition of non-cyclic siliciclastic and carbon- Revised 19 March 2016 ate strata on low-energy slopes affected by rare high-energy deposits in a tectonically active epicratonic Accepted 21 March 2016 setting. The succession is 1.4 km thick at its measured type sections and comprises three newly Available online 25 March 2016 formalised formations: the Mount Landreville, Pass Mountain, and Rubble Creek formations (formerly units A, B, and C, respectively). The Mount Landreville Formation
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