Hazelton Group - Smithers Formation

Virtual Museum ID: 20-S23-19

Specimen Summary

fossiliferous greenish sandstone; abundant pelecypods, brachiopods and belemnites

No obvious bedding but regionally dips to the southeast. Shallow marine environment that grades up section into deeper water, finer grained sediments of the Ashman Formation. originally named the Smithers formation by Tipper who recognized marine sediments containing middle Jurassic fossils in the Smithers area

Specimen Data


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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Smithers Exploration Group (SEG)

Sub Collection:

Hazelton Road Trip

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Location Information

Sample Origin:

Smithers area, B.C.

Specific Site:

outcrop on north side of McDonnell Lake road at the 29 km marker (7029)

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09 (NAD 83)

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Hazelton Group - Smithers Formation

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Advanced Geological Information


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Middle Jurassic

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the age of the Smithers fromation is based on marine fossils that indicate an Aalenian to Bajocian stratigraphic age range; overlies Lower Jurassic sedimentary strata of the Nilkitkwa Formation or subaerial volcanics of the Eagle Peak formation (Tipper's red tuff member of the Nilkitkwa Fm.)

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