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MAP 600

Bedrock Geology of Alberta

Abstract: Map 600 is the new 1:1 000 000 bedrock geology map of Alberta prepared by the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS). This map supersedes Alberta Geological Survey maps 27 and 236.Map 600 represents the compilation of existing geological maps and original geological mapping by Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) staff. The representation of the Canadian Shield and Athabasca Basin is based on compilation. 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 Devonian geology of northeastern Alberta is also largely a product of compilation with some reinterpretation based partly on field observations. The Cretaceous geology of the Plains throughout most of northern and east-central Alberta is based on new geological mapping of the Fort St. John Group, the Dunvegan Formation, the Smoky Group, the Mannville Group, the Colorado Group, and the Belly River Group. In addition, the Battle Formation (Cretaceous) and the Scollard Formation (Cretaceous-Paleogene) are based on new mapping north of Township 17 and east of Range 4, West of the 6th Meridian.Mapping in support of Map 600 included field observations and creating three-dimensional models of subsurface stratigraphy based on the interpretation of geophysical logs from oil and gas wells. Each three-dimensional formation surface was projected to a model of the bedrock surface and the intersection formed the first approximation of the position of the geological contact at the base of the surficial deposits. These preliminary contacts were then adjusted to honour outcrop data and the interpretation of the bedrock unit immediately below surficial deposits in individual wells. 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 rocky mountain foothills Theme Keywords alberta foothills alberta plains alberta rocky mountains athabasca basin bedrock bedrock geology canadian shield compilation geological mapping geology mapping maps

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

INF 113

Map Analysis Techniques for Land Use Planning (Matlup)

The availability of water supply, water quality issues and land-use bylaws were key determinants in land parcel assessment.A land0use model was designed that used the AHP results and land-referenced data to calculate feedlot suitability ratings for ... Show Abstract

Barlow, F.D.  1991-03-01

ESR 1977-03

Index to Geological, bedrock topography, soils, and groundwater maps of Alberta

The Alberta Research Council; the Geological Survey of Canada (Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa); the Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture; and the Resource Capability Group, Alberta Energy and Natural Resources are the ... Show Abstract

Root, J.D.  1978-01-01

OFR 1992-22

Soil Mapping Systems

Soil mapping has been an ongoing activity in Alberta since the early 1920's and has been conducted through cooperation between the Federal and Provincial Governments. Financial support for mapping in Alberta has declined from both levels of ... Show Abstract

MacMillan, R.A.  Nikiforuk, L.  Fawcett, M.D.  Whitson, I.R.  McNeil, R.L.  1992-05-01