Sediment Transport in a Precambrian Ice Age: The Huronian Gowganda Formation

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Science  16 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3755, pp. 1442-1443
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3755.1442


The Gowganda Formation of Ontario consists of conglomerates, quartzites, and argillites deposited in a glacial environment. The distribution of varved argillites and silty limestones suggests continental and marine facies, respectively. Pebble and ripple-drift orientations, distribution of limestones, striated pavements, distribution of the underlying Bruce Group, and Huronian quartzite paleocurrents support the conclusion that sediment transport was from north to south