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MAP 604

Glacial Landforms of Alberta, Canada

A review of government survey mapping and research literature, supplemented by new analysis of remote sensing data was used to produce a glacial map and accompanying geographic information system (GIS) database of landforms associated with the ... Show Abstract

Atkinson, N.  Utting, D.J.  Pawley, S.M.  2014-07-15

ESR 2000-11

Suitability of the Alberta Subsurface for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Media

Sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 in geological media is a potential solution to the release into the atmosphere of CO2, a greenhouse gas. Basically, there are five ways of sequestering CO2 in geological media: 1) through enhanced oil recovery ... Show Abstract

Bachu, S.  Brulotte, M.  Grobe, M.  Stewart, S.A.  2000-03-01

ECO 1

Calcium and magnesium in Alberta brines

Calcium and magnesium in Alberta brines Approximately 850 subsurface brines from Alberta containing more than 20,000 mg/L calcium and more than 3,000 mg/L magnesium were studied to determine their commercial potential. Knowledge of the regional ... Show Abstract

Hitchon, B.  Holter, M.E.  1971-11-01

MAP 601

Surficial Geology of Alberta

Three additional maps were consulted during compilation but were not ultimately included in this dataset (see Alberta Geological Survey Map 601 for more detail). The resulting surficial geology layer was overlaid on a hill-shaded Shuttle Radar ... Show Abstract

Fenton, M.M.  Waters, E.J.  Pawley, S.M.  Atkinson, N.  Utting, D.J.  Mckay, K.  2013-03-25

SPE 094

Stress Regime at Acid-Gas Injection Operations in Western Canada

Regulatory agencies in Western Canada impose safe limits on the injection pressure to maintain the pressure around the injection well below the fracturing threshold of the rocks. An evaluation of the stress regime at the acid-gas injection sites in ... Show Abstract

Bachu, S.  Haug, K.  Michael, K.  2008-04-14

REP 75

Middle Albian Foraminifera from Athabasca and Peace River Drainage Areas of Western Canada

Fifty-nine species and subspecies of Foraminifera, of which ten are new, from the Clearwater, Grand Rapids and Joli Fou formations of the lower Athabasca drainage and from the lower part of the Fort St. John Group of the upper Peace River area are ... Show Abstract

Stelck, C.R.  Wall, J.H.  Bahan W.G.  Martin L.J  1956-01-01

SPE 009

The Geological and Geochemical Setting of the Mid-Cretaceous Shaftesbury Formation and Other Colorado Group Sedimentary Units in Northern Alberta

The Geological and Geochemical Setting of the Mid-Cretaceous Shaftesbury Formation and Other Colorado Group Sedimentary Units in Northern Alberta The geological setting of the mid-Cretaceous Shaftesbury Formation and other Colorado Group ... Show Abstract

Dufresne, M.B.  Eccles, D.R.  Leckie, D.A.  2001-06-01

SPE 056

Catalogue of Selected Regional Gravity and Magnetic Maps of Northern Alberta

A practical tool for identifying brittle basement faults in northern Alberta was created by detailed processing of public-domain gravity and magnetic data to highlight subtle linear features. Lineaments can be gradient zones, alignments of separate ... Show Abstract

Lyatsky, H.V.  Pana, D.I.  2003-08-01

SPE 054

An Investigation of Geological Applications of Archival Lightning Strike Data in the Province of Alberta (North of Latitude 54° North)

Lightning detection instruments were initially deployed to protect aerospace launch vehicles and solid-state electronics. [...]because of the large area involved in the study, interpretation of possible lightning strike linears was focused on the ... Show Abstract

Robertson, K.  2003-11-01

SPE 020

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

Abstract: Since 1990, diamond exploration in Alberta has resulted in the discovery of 48 kimberlitic pipes and the recovery of more than 18 000 possible kimberlite-indicator minerals from surficial sampling (till, stream sediment and bedrock). The proper classification and interpretation of kimberlite-indicator mineral datasets are vital to the future discovery of kimberlites, and more importantly, diamonds in Alberta. Hence, the following review includes an updated guideline to kimberlite-indicator minerals being recovered, a synopsis of some of the important geographic and geochemical trends and their relevance to future diamond exploration in Alberta. Of primary importance, the indicator mineral data include more than 1000 anomalous samples from across Alberta and make it clearly apparent that- Alberta is under-explored. For example, few KIM surveys have been completed north of latitude 58°N; and- there are other areas of northern Alberta (i.e., besides the known kimberlite areas) with high grain counts and excellent mantle xenocryst chemistry. These anomalous data and sample sites indicate that, with continued exploration, it is likely a significant number of kimberlites remain to be discovered both in the areas where kimberlites are known to currently exist and in areas currently with no known kimberlitic pipes. Areas that display high potential for future kimberlite discovery includes, but is not limited to, the Buffalo Head Hills, Utikuma Lake, Calling Lake and St. Paul to Cold Lake areas. A number of other regions that have seen much less exploration, such as the Birch Mountains, Mountain Lake, Caribou Mountains, Chinchaga River, Peace River to Spirit River, Kakwa-Wapiti River, Edmonton and south-central foothills areas, and much of central to southern Alberta across the Prairies, require further exploration to identify the potential for kimberlite pipes and to determine the diamond potential based upon the chemistry of the associated indicator minerals.The data also allow for geological interpretation regarding the mantle, particularly in identification of regional characteristics and similarities or differences in the mantle beneath Alberta. For instance, garnet and chromite in northern Alberta have significantly higher Cr versus garnet and chromite recovered from southern Alberta. This is believed to represent a major fundamental difference in the mantle between northern and southern Alberta. Furthermore, pyrope garnet from northern Alberta displays a noticeable trend of increasing TiO2 enrichment from west to east, reflecting a significant change in the composition of the upper mantle, possibly due to easterly increasing metasomatism. Finally, clusters of kimberlite-indicator minerals with unique geochemical assemblages must be related to mantle heterogeneity (e.g., Calling Lake area in northern Alberta). These observations reveal the complexity of the mantle underlying Alberta and the necessity for future kimberlite-indicator mineral sampling and compilations that will enable continued development of models required to assist in the discovery of an economic diamond deposit in Alberta. 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 Theme Keywords chrome spinel clinopyroxene diamond garnet indicator mineral kimberlite

Eccles, D.R.  2005-03-01

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