Emily Stephan

Emily StephanSedimentology of the Pennsylvanian Ragged Reef Forma

The Ragged Reef Formation crops out along the Bay of Fundy and forms the upper part of the “Joggins Fossil Cliffs” UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Although it is recognized as part of the world’s best exposure of Pennsylvanian-aged rocks (about 315 million years old), this project represents the first detailed study of the Ragged Reef formation.  During the summers of 2008 and 2009, the nearly 800-m thick coastal exposure of the unit will be measured and described in order to understand the environments and processes recorded therein.