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REP 01

First Annual Report on the Mineral Resources of Alberta

Abstract: This report contains a preliminary study of most of the minerals, which are known to occur in Alberta, in so far as the geological history is known. Much has yet to be done, and considerable field investigation must be carried out before the extent of the mineral resources of the Province of Alberta can be determined.The details given in this report on each of the minerals consist essentially of a compilation of all available information, which has been abstracted from numerous reports and publications of the Geological Survey and the Mines Branch of Canada, and from various scientific journals. A field examination of some of the deposits was commenced in 1919, and the results obtained are also included in this first report on the mineral resources of the province. It is proposed to carry on detailed field surveys on various mineral deposits, commencing this summer, and these results will be published in succeeding reports. It must, therefore, be understood that the information contained in this report is preliminary in its scope, and that complete information will not be available until further field studies, and in some cases laboratory research studies, have been undertaken.An attempt has been made in this report to summarize, and bring up to date, all available information that has been previously published on our mineral resources. This compilation entailed the perusal o hundreds of volumes, and the abstraction of summarizing of facts and details. In this work Miss Grace A. Stewart, assistant in the Department of Geology at the University of Alberta, rendered valuable assistance.In many cases the earlier reports have been summarized, or briefly abstracted, but in the case of some reports whole pages, sometimes several pages, have been copied. Accompanying the notes on most of the minerals mentioned is a bibliography to which reference may be made if fuller details are required.It will also be noted that in the case of certain mineral deposits known occurrences are mentioned, which are located beyond the northern boundary of the province in the Mackenzie Basin or in eastern British Columbia, but in these cases opening up such deposits would be by way of transportation lines through Alberta.During the season of 1919, special attention was given to occurrences of iron, in an attempt to determine if ore could be procured in or close to this province, which might be manufactured in Alberta where natural fuel as coal and natural gas is abundant. The notes on iron are therefore given in fuller detail in this report. Place Keywords 72e 72l 72m 73d 73e 73l 73m 74d 74e 74l 74m 82g 82h 82i 82j 82n 82o 82p 83a 83b 83c 83d 83e 83f 83g 83h 83i 83j 83k 83l 83m 83n 83o 83p 84a 84b 84c 84d 84e 84f 84g 84h 84i 84j 84k 84l 84m 84n 84o 84p alberta canada Theme Keywords mineral potential

Allan, J.A.  1920-02-17

MAP 600

Bedrock Geology of Alberta

The geology of the Rocky Mountains and the Rocky Mountain Foothills is also the product of compilation with rare instances of new geological interpretation (e.g., the interpretation of bedrock geology beneath drift-filled valleys). The Cretaceous ... Show Abstract

Prior, G.J.  Hathway, B.  Glombick, P.M.  Pana, D.I.  Banks, C.J.  Hay, D.C.  Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Elgr, R.  Weiss, J.A.  2013-06-17

ESN 1980-A

Potential industrial clays of Alberta : a preliminary assessment, Part II

From the same area, samples of Kaskapau Formation dry well, firing range is moderate to long, and the milk chocolate brown colour could be acceptable in "earth colour" pottery or structural clay products. A sample from the Bearpaw Formation in the ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1980-01-01


Alberta clays and shales : summary of ceramic properties

Ceramic test data for more than 200 deposits of clays and shales in Alberta resulted largely from early investigations of the Federal Department of Mines (1912-15, 1932) supplemented by more recent work of Alberta Research ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Babet, P.H.  1975-03-01


Limestone resources of Alberta

Seven areas in Alberta, close to transportation facilities, were studied to determine quality and reserves of high-calcium limestone.Three formational units in the foothills and mountain regions are of importance. Formerly a cement plant operated ... Show Abstract

Holter, M.E.  1976-01-01


Alberta Bentonites

Low yields, high grit content, or thick overburden reduce the desirability of other deposits.The paucity of glass shards and the mineralogy of the sand and silt fractions suggest rhyodacite as the composition of the parent volcanic ash for each ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1975-01-01


Bromide, iodide and boron in Alberta formation waters

Bromide contents up to 2786 mg/L were found in high calcium and magnesium brines associated with evaporites in the Upper Devonian Beaverhill Lake Formation and Middle Devonian Elk Point Group. The most extensive regions of high-iodide formation ... Show Abstract

Hitchon, B.  Levinson, A.A.  Horn, M.K.  1977-01-01

MAP 602

Bedrock Topography of Alberta, Canada

Bedrock Topography of Alberta, Canada Explanatory notes, references, and data sources appear on a supplementary page to accompany the map. Place Keywords 72e 72l 72m 73d 73e 73l 73m 74d 74e 74l 74m 82g 82h 82i 82j 82n 82o 82p 83a 83b 83c 83d 83e ... Show Abstract

MacCormack, K.E.  Atkinson, N.  Lyster, S.  2015-05-12


The ceramic potential of Alberta clays and shales

Many geographical areas and geological formations were missed when the ceramic suitability of materials was studied early this century. Geological formations that are useful for the production of structural clay products or pottery are Pleistocene ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1982-01-01

OFR 2009-10

Review of Underground Coal Gasification with Reference to Alberta's Potential

UCG is an alternative source of energy in several countries around the world. In Alberta, the process has been tested since the summer of 2008 at two locations: southwest of Edmonton targeting the Ardley coal zone and northwest of Edmonton where ... Show Abstract

Pana, C.  2009-08-28

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