Pine Point Formation
|Pine Point Formation|
Stratigraphic range: Givetian
|Underlies||Presqu'ile Formation, Sulphur Point Formation|
|Thickness||up to 115 metres (380 ft)|
|Named for||Pine Point, Northwest Territories|
|Named by||A.E. Cameron, 1918|
It takes the name from Pine Point, a promontory (and former townsite) on the south shore of the Great Slave Lake, west of Fort Resolution, and was first described in outcrop on the shore of the lake between Pine Point and Fort Resolution by A.E. Cameron in 1918.
The Pine Point Formation reaches a thickness of up to 115 metres (380 ft) in its type locality on the shore of the Great Slave Lake.
Relationship to other units
The Pine Point has group status in the southern Northwest Territories, and includes:
- Buffalo River Member
- Horn River Formation shale tongues
- Keg River Formation platform facies was included in the group before 1975