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GEO 2006-04

Field guide: Regional sedimentology and processes of deposition of the Athabasca Oil Sands, northeast Alberta

Regional sedimentology and processes of deposition of the Athabasca Oil Sands, northeast Alberta Overview of the oil sands outcrops in the Fort McMurray area with a discussion of the regional geology and sedimentology. Place Keywords 74d 74e ... Show Abstract

Hein, F.J.  Cotterill, D.K.  2007-01-01

MEM 01

Geology of the McMurray Formation. Part III, General geology of the McMurray area

In this area, the Mesozoic strata which outcrop in the Athabasca River Valley hold the world�s greatest known reserve of oil and the underlying Paleozoic strata contain notable deposits of halite and gypsum at moderate depth. A description of ... Show Abstract

Carrigy, M.A.  1959-01-01

OFR 2015-03

Outcrops of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation) on the Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D/14)

Outcrops of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation) on the Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D/14) Joint fieldwork completed by Alberta Geological Survey geologists and University of Alberta paleontologists over the ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Leighton, L.R.  Forcino, F.L.  Grobe, M.  2015-07-14

OFR 2015-04

Outcrops of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation) on the Athabasca River West of Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D)

Outcrops of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation) on the Athabasca River West of Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D) Joint fieldwork completed by Alberta Geological Survey geologists and University of Alberta paleontologists over the ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Leighton, L.R.  Forcino, F.L.  Grobe, M.  2015-07-14

OFR 2015-02

Outcrops of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation) on the Athabasca River North of Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D/14, 74E/3, and 74E/4)

Joint fieldwork completed by Alberta Geological Survey geologists and University of Alberta paleontologists over the summers of 2010-2012 resulted in the description and correlation of Moberly Member (Waterways Formation, Devonian) outcrops along ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Leighton, L.R.  Hauck, T.E.  Forcino, F.L.  2015-07-14

OFR 2014-08

Outcrops of the Lower Waterways Formation (Firebag and Calumet Members) on the Clearwater, Athabasca and Firebag Rivers, Alberta (NTS 74D, E)

Outcrops of the Lower Waterways Formation (Firebag and Calumet Members) on the Clearwater, Athabasca and Firebag Rivers, Alberta (NTS 74D, E) Alberta Geological Survey geologists and University of Alberta paleontologists visited several Waterways ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Hein, F.J.  Leighton, L.R.  Forcino, F.L.  2014-09-26

OFR 2013-05

Regional Cross-Sections of Devonian Stratigraphy in Northeastern Alberta (NTS 74D, E)

In this report, we present three regional cross-sections of the Devonian in subsurface along east-west and north-south trend lines in a study area encompassing Twp. 87 to 98, Rge. 3 to 15, W 4th Mer, Alberta. Devonian strata are included in OSCRIP ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  2013-09-30

OFR 2012-19

Geology of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation, Beaverhill Lake Group) Outcrops in Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D/11)

Geology of the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation, Beaverhill Lake Group) Outcrops in Fort McMurray, Alberta (NTS 74D/11) Within the town of Fort McMurray, the Upper Devonian Moberly Member (Waterways Formation, Beaverhill Lake ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Hein, F.J.  2013-04-10

OFR 2012-02

Measured Outcrop Sections T79-R17W4-01 (Stony Rapids) and T81-R17W4-01 (Pelican Cliffs) of the Pelican, Westgate, Fish Scales and Belle Fourche Formations near Stony Rapids, Athabasca River, Northeastern Alberta (NTS 83P/15 and NTS 84A/02)

Abstract: Exposure of the Colorado Group-equivalent strata in the Alberta Plains is largely limited to northeastern Alberta, where units above the Pelican Formation have been assigned to the Labiche Formation. In this report, we present new data from measured sections of outcrop of Colorado Group-equivalent strata on the Athabasca River. We determine whether terminology from southern Alberta (Westgate, Fish Scales, Belle Fourche and Second White Specks Formations) can be established in northeastern Alberta, partly replacing the use of the Labiche Formation. Two outcrop sections, T79-R17W4-01 (Stony Rapids) and T81-R17W4-01 (Pelican Cliffs), were measured on the Athabasca River in northeastern Alberta and a natural gamma-ray log was recorded for the Stony Rapids section. Combined, the measured sections traverse the stratigraphy of the Pelican, Westgate, Fish Scales and Belle Fourche Formations. The lower part of the Pelican Formation consists of interbedded sandstone and mudstone. The upper part is dominated by a thick, cliff-forming, siderite-cemented sandstone, showing swaley and hummocky cross-stratification. The Pelican Formation is overlain by sulphur-stained, dark grey shale of the Westgate Formation. A prominent, indurated bioclastic bed with very high gamma-ray counts marks the base of the Fish Scales Formation. We observed two 1-2 cm thick bentonite units in the otherwise shale-dominated Fish Scales Formation. The contact between the Fish Scales and Belle Fourche Formations is probably not exposed and, based on comparisons with nearby downhole geophysical well logs, may lie within a covered interval above the bentonite units. The exposed lower part of the Belle Fourche Formation is shale dominated with silty lenses, coarsening to siltstone with sandy siltstone lenses towards the top. Based on our observations presented in this report, we conclude that the lithostratigraphic divisions of the Colorado Group defined in the subsurface of southern Alberta can be applied to the Colorado Group in northeastern Alberta. Place Keywords 83p 84a alberta athabasca river canada pelican cliffs stony rapids Theme Keywords belle fourche formation fish scales formation geology outcrop pelican formation sedimentology stratigraphy westgate formation

Hay, D.C.  Banks, C.J.  Prior, G.J.  2012-05-01

OFR 1975-26

Soils of the Fort McMurray region, Alberta (Townships 88-89, Ranges 8-11) and their Relation to Agricultural and Urban Development

Soils of the Fort McMurray region, Alberta (Townships 88-89, Ranges 8-11) and their Relation to Agricultural and Urban Development The basic soil survey information was used and interpreted in the preparation maps showing soil materials and ... Show Abstract

Crown, P.H.  Twardy, A.G.  1975-01-01