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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

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

Abstract: 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 are valuable sources of mineral aggregate with an annual production of about $50 million and are a source of by product placer gold worth an additional $1 million annually. Locating preglacial deposits and developing a stratigraphy will identify future aggregate and gold resources and facilitate the location of diamond-bearing intrusives.A total of 221 preglacial deposits have been identified. Fifty seven samples were collected for grain size analyses, petrographic analyses, placer gold measurement, and indicator mineral identification. Nineteen crushed gravel samples were taken for Petrographic Number analyses. Forty one deposits were described in the field or from the literature.The preglacial deposits are divided into six groups. These groups are based on location, lithologic similarity and gold content. The group should reflect the source area of the rocks and minerals and the extent of the fluvial basin. The deposits also are divided into four stratigraphic units based on age and elevation. These units are: the Cypress Hills Formation and equivalents (about early Oligocene), the Hand Hills Formation and equivalents (about Pliocene), the Upland Gravels (Pleistocene?), and the Saskatchewan Sands and Gravels (late Wisconsinan). These units reflect the erosional history of the plains and facilitate cross-group correlation.Ninety three deposits have mapped (published) mineral aggregate potential. Two deposits are unmapped but have aggregate potential. The other 126 deposits have little potential or await assessment. Seven crushed gravel samples have been analyzed: six are above average in hardness and one is average.Placer gold values have been determined for samples from all groups. Samples from central Alberta (Group 3/4) and northwestern Alberta (Group 6) have values that are extrapolated to exceed 50 oz of gold per 100,000 tons of sand and gravel processed. Garnet, chromite, and picroilmenite with potential diamond affinities were found in samples from the Edmonton region. Chrome diopsides were found in the Peace River region but the grain compositions are yet to be substantiated by microprobe analyses. For the final report, the available mineral aggregate potential, gold, and microprobe data will be presented. 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 Theme Keywords clay placer gold preglacial sand mineralogy sedimentology shale stratigraphy tertiary

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