The extent of the Sirius Passet Lagerstätte (early Cambrian) of North Greenland

 

Authors: Peel JS, Ineson JR

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 86, issue 3; pages: 535 - 543; Received 24 March 2011; Accepted in revised form 8 July 2011; Online 28 July 2011

Keywords: Early Cambrian, Greenland, lagerstätte,

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Abstract

Ancillary localities for the Sirius Passet biota (early Cambrian; Cambrian Series 2, Stage 3) are described from the immediate vicinity of the main locality on the southern side of Sirius Passet, north-western Peary Land, central North Greenland, where slope mudstones of the Transitional Buen Formation abut against the margin of the Portfjeld Formation carbonate platform. Whilst this geological relationship may extend over more than 500 km east–west across North Greenland, known exposures of the sediments yielding the lagerstätte are restricted to a 1 km long window at the south-western end of Sirius Passet.

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