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SPE 007

Regional Evaluation of the Coal Bed Methane Potential in the Plains and Foothills of Alberta, Stratigraphy and Rank Study

Regional Evaluation of the Coal Bed Methane Potential in the Plains and Foothills of Alberta, Stratigraphy and Rank Study The coal resource in place in Alberta is tremendous by whichever estimate is used. The geologic model developed for the ... Show Abstract

Rottenfusser, B.  Langenberg, C.W.  Mandryk, G.B.  Richardson, R.J.H.  Fildes, B.J.  Olic, J.  Stewart, S.A.  Eccles, D.R.  Evans, C.  Spelrem, M.  Sprecher, B.  Brulotte, M.  Gentzis, T.  Wynne, D.A.  Yuan, L.P.  1999-02-01

SPE 020

A Guide to Kimberlite-Indicator Mineral Trends in Alberta Including Observations from Recently Compiled Indicator Mineral Data

A Guide to Kimberlite-Indicator Mineral Trends in Alberta Including Observations from Recently Compiled Indicator Mineral Data Since 1990, diamond exploration in Alberta has resulted in the discovery of 48 kimberlitic pipes and the recovery of more ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  2005-03-01

SPE 012

Alteration Mineralogy of Alberta Kimberlites: PIMA Infrared Spectroscopic Analysis

Abstract: This report contains data collected with the PIMA portable infrared spectrometer from a sample suite of kimberlite and ultramafic cores from Alberta, Canada, including 14 core samples from the Buffalo Head Hills kimberlite field, one core sample from the Mountain Lake diatreme, and one hand sample from the Black butte minette. The suite was supplied by the AGS.There were a number of objectives for the work. These include, to generally demonstrating the operation of the PIMA portable Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) spectrometer, to evaluate the applicability of the SWIR analytical method to kimberlite alteration minerals, and to show the usefulness of PIMA for logging core. This was accomplished using core samples and one hand sample.A brief overview of reflectance spectroscopy and how it relates to alteration mineralogy and zoning is provided as background.The infrared active minerals observed in the samples are summarized using reference spectra from SPECMIN, to represent 'ideal' examples of the spectra of these alteration minerals.This report illustrates how PIMA is a convincing tool for the identification and evaluation of alteration minerals found in kimberlites. The Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) technique is extremely sensitive to alteration minerals such as clays, carbonates and selected sulfates, and phyllosilicates such as serpentines and amphiboles. It can track elemental substitution and changes in order or crystallinity in the minerals. In hydrothermal deposits, this is often an indicator of temperature changes in the alteration halo. It is also useful for examining weathered surfaces, and weathering profiles. In kimberlites it appears to be able to discriminate between the two alteration types common to those complex rocks: deuteric alteration, and weathering from meteoric and/or ground water activity. Place Keywords 72e 72l 72m 73d 73e 73l 73m 74d 74e 74l 82g 82h 82i 82j 82n 82o 82p 83a 83b 83c 83f 83g 83h 83i 83j 83k 83n 83o 83p 84a 84b 84c 84f 84g 84h 84i 84j 84k Theme Keywords kimberlite

Hauff, P.L.  Eccles, D.R.  Grunsky, E.  2001-07-01

BUL 063

The Diamond Potential of Alberta

Diamonds have been discovered in surficial sediments west of Edmonton at locations near Evansburg and Hinton, in southern Alberta in the Sweetgrass Hills area, and in Cretaceous-Tertiary sediments southeast of Red Deer. There are numerous diamond ... Show Abstract

Dufresne, M.B.  Eccles, D.R.  McKinstry, B.  Schmitt, D.R.  Fenton, M.M.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  Edwards, W.A.D.  1996-01-01

BUL 065

Northern Alberta Kimberlite Province: The First 20 Years

Northern Alberta Kimberlite Province: The First 20 Years The report comprehensively summarizes the events that led to the discovery of kimberlitic rocks in Alberta, the geological setting in which they were discovered, geochronology, physical and ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  2011-11-01

INF 137

Metallic Mineral and Diamond Potential of Alberta Summary

Information Series report 137 is a preliminary map to make industry, government and Albertans aware of Alberta's metallic mineral and diamond potential. The map displays the locations of more than 4000 deposits and occurrences based on about 50 ... Show Abstract

Rukhlov, A.S.  Eccles, D.R.  2010-03-08

GEO 2006-01

Petrography and geochronology of crustal xenoliths from northern Alberta kimberlite

Representative crustal xenoliths from kimberlite pipes in the Buffalo Head Hills and Birch Mountains kimberlite fields of northern Alberta provide insight into the crystalline basement of the Buffalo Head domain and Taltson magmatic zone, ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Payne, J.G.  Simonetti, A.  Hood, C.T.S.  2006-04-01

GEO 2004-04

Comparison of Field-Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer and Conventional Geochemical Analysis

Samples with variable amounts of sulphides, ranging from massive sulphide to partially mineralized and three certified reference sample standards (MP-1A ore) prepared by CANMET, were used. The study, which was conducted as part of a ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Murphy, E.  2005-03-01

GEO 2008-01

Preliminary hydrogeochemical investigation of Alberta's groundwater database to locate areas with diamond potential

Preliminary hydrogeochemical investigation of Alberta's groundwater database to locate areas with diamond potential The compilation of Alberta-based groundwater chemical data from various government sources has resulted in a database with 236 809 ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Sciarra, J.N.  2008-03-01

MAP 222

Preglacial sand and gravel deposits, Central Alberta

Preglacial sand and gravel deposits, Central Alberta The identifiers are keyed to tabular data about each deposit, including area name, NTS mapsheet, elevation, distance from foothills, distance from 60 degrees north latitude, regional or ... Show Abstract

Edwards, W.A.D.  Eccles, D.R.  Boisvert, D.R.  Miller, S.A.  2005-10-17