Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. E. S. Perry

Second Advisor

Professor F. S. Robertson


A stratigraphic section of about 2600 feet of upper Beltian to lower Devonian formations exposed in Cottonwood Creek Canyon 11 miles east of Whitehall, Montana, contains about 20 igneous sills. These sills are from 5 to 20 feet thick, and grade from granogabbro to quartz basalt, except for one sill which is 165 feet thick, and is composed of granogabbro and red syenite. The whole sedimentary series is isoclinally folded, and the sills follow the bedding planes closely with localized crosscutting through the beds.