The Fundy basin consists of 3 connected subbasins that lie mostly submerged beneath the greater Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Together they comprise the largest exposed Triassic-Jurassic rift basin in Eastern North America.
For the post-meeting field trip (Day 4), we will look at outcrops that show the strike-slip margin of the basin where it is structurally quite complicated (red circle).
Below is a diagram depicting the major tectonostratigraphic divisions of eastern US early Mesozoic basins within the basic half graben geometry of the basins (from Olsen, 1977).
Olsen, P. E. 1997. Stratigraphic record of the early Mesozoic breakup of Pangea in the Laurasia-Gondwana rift system. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science v. 25, p. 337-401.
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