Stratigraphy of the marine Lower Triassic succession at Kap Stosch, Hold with Hope, North- East Greenland

Finn Surlyk, Morten Bjerager, Stefan Piasecki, Lars Stemmerik

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    The classical marine uppermost Permian – Lower Triassic succession exposed on the north-east coast of Hold with Hope in East Greenland, south-east of Kap Stosch, is placed in the Wordie Creek Group. A new lithostratigraphic subdivision of the group is proposed here. The group comprises the revised Kap Stosch Formation overlain by the new Godthåb Golf Formation. The Kap Stosch Formation is dominated by alternating fine- and coarse-grained, cliff-forming units that constitute the basis for the erection of eight new members. They are (from below): 1. The Nebalopok Member, uppermost Permian, Hypophiceras triviale ammonoid zone, and lowermost Triassic, lower Griesbachian, Hypophiceras triviale – H. martini ammonoid zones, composed of basinal and base-of-slope siltstones and turbiditic sandstones. 2. The conglomeratic Immaqa Member (H. martini ammonoid zone), consisting of a thick clinoform-bedded unit commonly overlain by horizontally bedded deposits, representing the foreset and topset, respectively, of a Gilbert-type delta. 3. The fine-grained Fiskeplateau Member (H. martini ammonoid zone), composed of siltstones and fine-grained sandstones, representing basinal and delta front deposits. 4. The conglomerate-dominated Knolden Member (H. martini ammonoid zone), comprising a clinoform-bedded unit overlain by horizontally-bedded deposits, representing foreset and topset, respectively, of a Gilbert-type delta. 5. The fine-grained Pyramiden Member, (lower–upper Griesbachian Metophiceras subdemissum, Ophiceras commune and Wordieoceras decipiens ammonoid zones), composed of variegated siltstones and sandstones deposited in proximal basin and slope environments. 6. The Naasut Member (top Griesbachian, probably Wordieoceras decipiens ammonoid zone), dominated by thick structureless coarse-grained sandstones commonly showing clinoform bedding, deposited in slope, base-of-slope and proximal basin environments. 7. The Falkeryg Member (lowermost Dienerian, Bukkenites rosenkrantzi ammonoid zone), comprising thick, commonly pebbly sandstones deposited in shelf, slope and base-of-slope environments. 8. The Vestplateau Member (lower Dienerian, Bukkenites rosenkrantzi ammonoid zone) composed of siltstones and fine-grained sandstones deposited in basinal environments. The overlying Godthåb Golf Formation (Dienerian, Anodontophora breviformis – A. fassaensis bivalve zones) is dominated by shallow marine sandstones with several coarser grained levels. The rich ammonoid faunas of the Wordie Creek Group allow a biostratigraphic zonation which can be correlated with schemes from other parts of the Arctic region. This zonation is complemented with information on palyno, conodont, fish and isotope stratigraphy.

    Sider (fra-til)87-123
    Antal sider37
    TidsskriftBulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark
    StatusUdgivet - 2017


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