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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 34 (1950)

Issue: 11. (November)

First Page: 2250

Last Page: 2250

Title: Charles Darwin and the Coral Reefs of Western Canada: ABSTRACT

Author(s): W. W. Waring

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Statements and conclusions regarding coral reefs, by Charles Darwin, presented first in 1837, are incorporated in a definition and classification of "coral" reefs. Many of his observations are pertinent to the Devonian reefs of Western Canada. Cross sections illustrating bank and shoal reefs in the Edmonton area are presented. Lithologic specimens from Recent and Devonian reefs are compared.

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