Stratigraphic range: Middle Triassic to Late Triassic
Charlie Lake Formation
|Thickness||up to 417 metres (1,370 ft)|
|Named for||Liard River|
|Named by||E.D. Kindle, 1946|
The Liard Formation Lateral reaches a maximum thickness of 417 metres (1,370 ft) in the Canadian Rockies foothills, in the Williston Lake area. It extends from the Liard River to the Pine River[disambiguation needed] on the eastern edge of the Northern Rockies.
Relationship to other units
The Liard Formation is conformably overlain by the Garbutt Formation and Buckinghorse Formation in the Liard River area, and is disconformably overlain by the Charlie Lake Formation toward the south. It overlays the Toad Formation between Pine River and Williston lake.
- Lexicon of Canadian Geologic Units. "Liard Formation". Retrieved 2010-02-01.
- Kindle, E.D., 1946. The Middle Triassic of Liard River, British Columbia, Appendix I. In: A Middle Triassic (Anisian) fauna in Halfway, Sikanni Chief, and Tetsa valleys, northeastern British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 46-1, 2nd ed. 1948.