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First Annual Report on the Mineral Resources of Alberta

First Annual Report on the Mineral Resources of Alberta 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 ... Show Abstract

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

ESN 1977-A

Stoneware and low duty refractory clays associated with the Athabasca Oil Sands

Abstract: Open-pit mining of the Athabasca Oil Sands in the Fort McMurray area removes most of the overburden from basal McMurray Formation clays which have potential for use as stoneware and low heat duty refractories. These clays, interbedded with sands, form the lowest unit in the stratigraphic interval between the base of the mined zone and the underlying Devonian limestone. The clays have good plasticity and working properties, dry reasonably well, have a total drying and firing shrinkage averaging 10 percent, and have absorptions averaging 2.4 percent at the maximum recommended firing temperature. Pyrometric cone equivalent (P.C.E.) varies from 10 to 23 with 16 as the average from 70 samples. Chemical and mineralogical data suggest that a high content of potassium associated with abundant illite may be a significant factor in control of sample refractoriness. Fired colours are shades of yellow, brown, and grey. Thorough evaluation of these basal clays, to outline the most refractory portions of a deposit, would be necessary prior to extraction for stoneware and low duty refractory uses.Clays from within the mined zone have characteristics similar to those of the basal clays and similar uses can be suggested for them. However, the clay material rejected as "oversize" from the feed material for the oil extraction plant because it remains in large cohesive chunks after mining generally contains enough oil sand, in variable amounts, to preclude the use of the clay for ceramic purposes. The intraformational clays that are subjected to the primary extraction process must be concentrated from the waste stream and they remain contaminated with a small amount of oil. Firing shrinkage is high and bars curl at high temperatures, but the P.C.E. of 23 and the easily accessible unlimited supply of this material suggests that further research to evaluate these clays might be worthwhile. Place Keywords 74d 74e alberta athabasca oil sands area canada clearwater fort mcmurray Theme Keywords clay geology oil sands refractory sand stoneware

Scafe, D.W.  1977-01-01


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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