Natural Resources

Ian Knight

Project Geologist: Ian Knight
Regional Geology Section
Telephone: 709-729-4119
Fax: 709-729-4270

2004 Provincial Geologists Medallist PDF (96 KB)

Survey Projects

Current

  • Preliminary studies of the Anguille Group in the Deer Lake Basin near Pasadena: stratigraphy, volcanism and paleo-environment of tetrapod tracks and other trace fossils (with Alana Hinchey).
  • 1:50 000 scale bedrock mapping of Cambro-Ordovician carbonate shelf, off-shelf and flyschoid rocks of the Corner Brook to Port au Port Peninsula area; includes stratigraphic, sedimentological and structural studies, parts of 12A/12, 12A/13, 12B/6, 12B/9, 12B/10, 12B/11, 12B/16.
  • Detailed stratigraphic, sedimentological and structural studies of the Cambro-Ordovician carbonate shelf, off-shelf and flyschoid rocks of the Pasadena and Lomond map areas (12H/3, 12H/4 and 12H/5).
  • Detailed stratigraphic, biostratigraphic, sedimentological and structural studies of Cambrian siliciclastic/carbonate shelf rocks of the Bridge Cove Member, Hawke Bay Formation and Penguin Cove Formation, Roddickton (map area 12I/16), Goose Arm (map area 12H/4) and Gros Morne (12H/5, 12H/12 map areas) areas with Doug Boyce.
  • Detailed stratigraphic, biostratigraphic and sedimentological studies of the Cambro-Ordovician off-shelf rocks of the Weasel and Pinchgut Lake groups, Pasadena, Corner Brook and Serpentine Lake map areas with Doug Boyce.
  • Detailed stratigraphic, biostratigraphic and sedimentological and structural studies of the Cambrian carbonate shelf rocks of the Goose Arm area (map area 12H/4) with Doug Boyce.

Former

  • Advisory to Petroleum Resource Development Division, Department of Mines and Energy regarding aspects of the petroleum geology of western Newfoundland.
  • Bedrock mapping and studies of Cambro-Ordovician siliciclastic and carbonate shelf and flyschoid rocks of the Great Northern Peninsula in parts of map areas 12I, 12P and 2M.
  • Bedrock mapping and studies of siliciclastic and carbonate rocks of the Carboniferous Bay St. George Subbasin (map areas 12B and 110).

Selected Publications

  • Cooper, M., Weissenberger, J., Knight, I., Hostad, D., Gillespie, D., Williams, H., Burden, E., Rae, D. and Clark, E.
    In press: Structure, stratigraphy and basin evolution in western Newfoundland; new insights from hydrocarbon exploration. American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Boyce, W.D., Knight, I., Rohr, D.M., Williams, S.H. and Measures, E.A.
    2000: The Upper St. George Group, western Port au Port Peninsula: Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, depositional environments and regional implications. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, pages 101-125.
  • Knight, I. and Boyce, W.D.
    2000: Geological notes on the Cambro-Ordovician rocks of the Phillips Brook Anticline, north of Stephenville. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, pages 197-215.
  • Rohr, D.M., E.A. Measures, Boyce, W.D. and Knight, I.
    2000: Ongoing studies of Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician gastropods of western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, pages 241-250.
  • Williams, S.H., Boyce, W.D., Knight, I., Measures, E.A. and Rohr, D.M.
    2000: Early Ordovician (Arenig) graptolites from the Upper St. George Group, Port au Port Peninsula: Preservation, correlation, and paleo-environmental and stratigraphic implications. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, pages 291-298.
  • Knight, I.
    1997: Geology of Cambro-Ordovician carbonate shelf and co-eval off-shelf rocks of Corner Brook, western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 97-1, pages 211-235.
  • Knight, I.
    1983: Geology of the Carboniferous Bay St. George Subbasin, western Newfoundland. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Memoir 1, 358 pages.
  • Knight, I., James, N.P. and Williams, H.
    1995: Cambrian-Ordovician carbonate sequence (Humber Zone). In Chapter 3 of Geology of the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen in Canada and Greenland. Edited by H. Williams. Geological Survey of Canada, Geology of Canada No 6, pages 67-87. (See also Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, Volume F-1).
  • Williams, H., Kumarapeli, P.S. and Knight, I.
    1995: Upper Cambrian-Lower Cambrian clastic sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Humber Zone). In Chapter 3 of Geology of the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen in Canada and Greenland. Edited by H. Williams. Geological Survey of Canada, Geology of Canada No 6, pages 61-67. (See also Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, Volume F-1).
  • Knight, I. and Cawood, P.A.
    1991: Paleozoic geology of Western Newfoundland: an exploration of a deformed Cambro-Ordovician passive margin and foreland basin, and Carboniferous successor basin. Centre for Earth Resources Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Research short course and field guide, 403 pages.
  • Knight, I., James, N.P. and Lane T.E.
    1991: The Ordovician St. George Unconformity, Northern Appalachians: The relationship of plate convergence at the St. Lawrence Promontory to the Sauk-Tippecanoe sequence boundary. Geological Society of America Bulletin, Volume 103, pages 1200-1225.
  • Stenzel, S.R., Knight, I. and James, N.P.
    1990: Carbonate platform to foreland basin; revised stratigraphy of the Table Head Group (Middle Ordovician), Western Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 27, pages 14-26.
  • James, N.P., Stevens, R.K., Barnes, C.R. and Knight, I.
    1989: Evolution of a Lower Paleozoic continental-margin carbonate platform, northern Canadian Appalachians. In Controls on Carbonate Platform and Basin Development. Edited by P.D. Crevello, J.L. Wilson, J.F. Sarg and J.F. Read. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Special Publication 44, pages 123-146.
  • Knight, I. and James, N.P.
    1987: Stratigraphy of the St. George Group, (Lower Ordovician) Western Newfoundland; the interaction between eustasy and tectonics. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 24, pages 1927-1952.

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