Bjorne Formation facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBjorne Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early Triassic
|Unit of||Sverdrup Basin|
|Underlies||Murray Harbour Formation|
|Overlies||Blind Fiord Formation
Trold Fiord Formation
|Thickness||60–1,440 m (200–4,720 ft)|
|Region||Canadian Arctic Archipelago|
The Bjorne Formation is a formation of sandstones and shales in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The southern edge of the formation includes petroleum reserves in Melville Island. The basin also includes Mackenzie King Island, Lougheed Island and portions of Prince Patrick Island, Borden Island, Ellef Ringnes Island, Amund Ringnes Island, and Cornwall Island.
The formation underlies the Murray Harbour Formation and overlies the Blind Fiord, Lindstrom and Trold Fiord Formations.
Oil and gas deposits are confirmed through the basin.
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