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Bradore and Hawke Bay fieldwork

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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Callow on being appointed as postdoc to a short project supported by the Petroleum Exploration Enhancement Program.

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Rich has been in the field this month studying the type sections of the Bradore Formation in Labrador and on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.




rich Liam082311 1 The aims of the project are to assess the depositional environments and regional stratigraphy.  His able assistant Liam has been very useful as a scale bar and has used his full repertoire of photograph faces in the cause of science.





Fieldwork has focussed on depositional settings and facies interpretations. The details of which are to follow, but for now it is sufficient to say that the Cambrian is a wacky period in earth history.  

The main ichnofabrics are Diplocraterion dominated piperocks and microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS) abound.


This work is being presented at the Western Newfoundland Oil and Gas Conference  in Corner Brook.