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Alberta clays and shales : summary of ceramic properties

Abstract: 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 (1951-present). These data indicate the bulk of the province's clays and shales to be of the low-grade, low alumina variety suitable for low-value structural ware at best. Intermediate grades such as stoneware clay and fireclay are indicated in a few deposits. High-grade days such as kaolin and ball clay are unknown.The clays and shales are found in a variety of geologic types of deposits in the Cretaceous and Tertiary bedrock strata of the Plains and in the thick Mesozoic strata of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills, and as well, in the surficial deposits covering extensive portions of the province. Generally, the better grades and best quality of clays are found in the nonmarine bedrock deposits. Low-grade "brick" clays of fair to good quality are present in some surficial deposits. The marine shales mostly have little potential for ceramic use.Alberta's ceramics (clay products) industry, since its beginning in 1893, has had more than 150 plants operating at various times in numerous localities across the province. Few of these survived; those that did evolved into modern and efficient plants, and the industry now is consolidated in two main areas of the province, Medicine Hat-Redcliff and Edmonton. Production in 1973 was valued at $4.6 million. 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 alberta foothills alberta plains canada rocky m Theme Keywords ceramic clay cretaceous geology shales tertiary

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

INF 115

Industrial Minerals of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada: Proceedings

Industrial Minerals of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada: Proceedings The Forum consisted of two full days of technical sessions with Alberta and British Columbia each sponsoring one-day. The program focused on the industrial mineral resources ... Show Abstract

Hora, Z.D.  Hamilton, W.N.  Grant, B.  Kelly, P.  1991-01-01

MAP 236

Geological Map of Alberta

Map 236 depicts the bedrock geology of Alberta at 1:1,000,000 scale. Revisions of Map 27 are based on new mapping by the Alberta Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Canada, and by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists through the ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Langenberg, C.W.  Price, M.C.  Chao, D.K.  2012-07-05

MAP 234

Geology and mineral deposits of the Yellowhead Corridor (Hinton-Entrance and Cadomin Sheets)

Geology and mineral deposits of the Yellowhead Corridor (Hinton-Entrance and Cadomin Sheets) The purpose of the project was to address the need for better resource information to match expanding requirements and to deal with the increasing ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Price, M.C.  Chao, D.K.  2005-10-17

MAP 224

Industrial mineral deposits and occurrences in Alberta

Industrial mineral deposits and occurrences in Alberta The minerals presented on this map include all documented industrial (non-metallic) mineral occurrences reported in Alberta, exclusive of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), sand and gravel, ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Price, M.C.  Chao, D.K.  2005-10-17

OFR 1991-16

Study of Alberta Limestones for Potential Use as Paper Filler

Study of Alberta Limestones for Potential Use as Paper Filler Establishment of a fine-paper mill in Alberta requires a source of white mineral filler. The province lacks economic deposits of kaolin, the most common filler used, but has extensive ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  1986-04-01

OFR 1989-14

Field Evaluation of Prospective Filler-Grade Limestones in Alberta

Field Evaluation of Prospective Filler-Grade Limestones in Alberta The Government of Alberta is encouraging the establishment of a fine-paper mill in the province, and one of the principal raw material requirements is a white mineral filler. The ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  1987-05-01

OFR 1975-25

Sand & Gravel and Peat Moss Development Possibilities for Northern Albertans

Sand & Gravel and Peat Moss Development Possibilities for Northern Albertans Both also have broadly similar problems and procedures in development.Our approach for dealing with these subjects is for me to first give a brief and general overview of ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  1975-11-26

OFR 1972-19

Industrial Minerals and their Utilization in Alberta

Most are of low value per unit weight or volume and cannot be economically transported long distances; therefore, they do not generally enter into export trade, as do many of the metallic minerals and coal. The utilization of industrial mineral ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  1972-08-01

DIG 2012-0016

Major Bedrock Faults of Alberta (GIS data, line features)

Major Bedrock Faults of Alberta (GIS data, line features) 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 ... Show Abstract

Hamilton, W.N.  Langenberg, C.W.  Price, M.  Chao, D.K.  2012-07-05