Canadian Forest Service Publications

Faulted calcareous concretions in pleistocene sediments. 1972. Dionne, J.-C.; Cailleux, A. J. Geol. 80(6): 744-748.

Year: 1972

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15094

Language: English

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Abstract

Flat, disc-shaped calcareous concretions are found in unconsolidated Pleistocene fine sand and silt of glaciolacustrine origin in Laurentides Park, north of Quebec City, Canada. About 40% of the concretions are faulted, the faults passing into surrounding sands. it is suggested that faulting took place in frozen sediments (ground temperature close to 0°C), and that cementation also occurred after displacement.