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ESN 1980-A

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

Abstract: The oldest rocks tested in this study that have ceramic potential are the basal clays of the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation. Some of these clays can be used for low heat duty refractories but most of the material is more suitable for structural clay products or pottery. In the Peace River region pressed bricks made from shales of the Shaftesbury Formation probably could be fired successfully. 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 Foothills has a long firing range and reasonable drying characteristics, which suggests that further testing of Foothills material may be desirable. Use of clays from the Eastend and Whitemud Formations for ceramic purposes is expected to continue. Shales from the Porcupine Hills Formation seem best suited for their present use as raw material for expanded aggregate production. Structural clay products could be produced from sediments of the Brazeau Formation if the good drying characteristics, moderate to long firing range, low fired absorption, and acceptable fired colours are maintained by active quality control methods. Clays and shales of the Paskapoo Formation have potential for use in the production of structural clay products if blended with grog, quartz or other clays to reduce the tendency to curl on firing. 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 foothills peace river Theme Keywords ceramic clay geology industrial shale

Scafe, D.W.  1980-01-01

ECO 7

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

ESN 1978-A

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

Potential industrial clays of Alberta : a preliminary assessment, Part I Clays from the Luscar Formation show the most potential as they work well, extrude well, and dry well in addition to firing to an appealing dark chocolate colour at the end of ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1978-01-01

INF 003

Preliminary Report on the Ceramic Importance of Clay and Shale Deposits of Alberta

Preliminary Report on the Ceramic Importance of Clay and Shale Deposits of Alberta Topics relative to the utilization of clay deposits are discussed and include: definition of clay and shale, mode of occurrence, classification of clays and shales, ... Show Abstract

Crockford, M.B.B.  1947-11-01

ESR 1958-02

Industrial Minerals of Alberta

Industrial minerals form an integral part of an expanding industrial economy, and an adequate and accessible supply is essential for the full development of any region. Because of comparatively low value per unit weight or volume, evaluation of ... Show Abstract

Govett, G.J.S.  Byrne, P.J.S.  1958-01-01

OFR 2012-06

Summary of Alberta's Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resource Potential

The Energy Resource Appraisal Group of the Energy Resources Conservation Board provides information related to the oil and gas resource endowment of Alberta. The intent of this report is to provide baseline data, information, and understanding of ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Lyster, S.  Anderson, S.D.A.  Beaton, A.P.  Berhane, H.  Brazzoni, T.  Chen, D.  Cheng, Y.  Mack, T.  Pana, C.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  2012-11-05

OFR 2013-13

Quantification of Uncertainty in Shale Gas Resources

Recent advances in fracturing and horizontal drilling technology have made unconventional petroleum resources increasingly important to the oil and gas industry in Alberta. The lack of much historical data, sparse sampling of shale formations, and ... Show Abstract

Lyster, S.  2013-08-12

OFR 1994-06

Mapping and Resource Evaluation of the Tertiary and Preglacial Sand and Gravel Formations of Alberta

The objectives of the project are to describe and correlate preglacial deposits, evaluate the mineral aggregate and placer gold potential of preglacial deposits, and identify diamond indicator minerals in preglacial deposits. Preglacial deposits ... Show Abstract

Edwards, W.A.D.  Scafe, D.  1996-03-31

DIG 2013-0024

Alberta Shale Report: Outlines of Evaluated Shale and Siltstone Units (GIS data, polygon features)

Alberta Shale Report: Outlines of Evaluated Shale and Siltstone Units (GIS data, polygon 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 ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Lyster, S.  Anderson, S.D.A.  Beaton, A.P.  Berhane, H.  Brazzoni, T.  Chen, D.  Cheng, Y.  Mack, T.  Pana, C.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  2013-07-25

DIG 2013-0023

Alberta Shale Report: Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resources of Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format, to accompany Open File Report 2012-06)

Alberta Shale Report: Shale- and Siltstone-Hosted Hydrocarbon Resources of Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format, to accompany Open File Report 2012-06) The estimates are for the following units:- Duvernay Formation- Muskwa Formation- Montney ... Show Abstract

Rokosh, C.D.  Lyster, S.  Anderson, S.D.A.  Beaton, A.P.  Berhane, H.  Brazzoni, T.  Chen, D.  Cheng, Y.  Mack, T.  Pana, C.  Pawlowicz, J.G.  2013-07-25