Trout River Formation
|Trout River Formation
Stratigraphic range: Late Devonian
Fort Simpson Formation
|Thickness||up to 91 metres (300 ft)|
|Region|| Northwest Territories
|Named for||Trout River|
|Named by||C.H. Crickmay, 1953|
The Trout River Formation reaches a maximum thickness of 91 metres (300 ft). It occurs in the District of Mackenzie in outcrop and dips south into the Fort Nelson area in north-eastern British Columbia.
Relationship to other units
The Trout River Formation is conformably overlain by the Tetcho Formation and disconformably overlays the Kakisa Formation. In its western extent, it overlies and grades into the Fort Simpson Formation.
It is equivalent to the Sassenach Formation in the central Alberta Rockies, with the Graminia Formation in central Alberta, the Crowfoot Formation in southern Alberta, the Torquay Formation in Saskatchewan and Lyleton Formation in Manitoba.
- Lexicon of Canadian Geologic Units. "Trout River Formation". Retrieved 2009-03-01.
- Crickmay, C.H., 1953. New Spiriferidae from the Devonian of western Canada. Pub. by author, Imperial Oil Limited, Calgary, 11p.
- Crickmay, C.H., 1957. Elucidation of some Western Canada Devonian Formations; published by the author, Imperial Oil Limited, Calgary, Alberta, 14 p.