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Alberta clays and shales : summary of ceramic properties

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 ... Show Abstract

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


Alberta Bentonites

Low yields, high grit content, or thick overburden reduce the desirability of other deposits.The paucity of glass shards and the mineralogy of the sand and silt fractions suggest rhyodacite as the composition of the parent volcanic ash for each ... Show Abstract

Scafe, D.W.  1975-01-01

BUL 033

Hydrogeology of the Tri-Creek Basin, Alberta

Abstract: Groundwater flow in the Tri-creek basin, a 23-square mile (60 square km) area of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in western Alberta, is controlled by the surficial and bedrock geology. Flow is the bedrock follows bedding planes and joints; flow in surficial deposits is governed by relative permeability. Flow systems are short, shallow and rapid; the depth of active groundwater flow is probably less than 300 feet (91 m) and metamorphosis of groundwater is limited by the short residence time below the surface. Response to changes in recipitation is generally rapid, although slower responses were noted at some points in the region.Groundwater discharge features observed include springs of several kinds, seepages, hummocky ground, swamps and amphitheater-shaped depressions.Quantitative drainage pattern data include a bifurcation ratio of 5.6 (indicative of strong geologic control) in one of the three subbasins, and values of less than 5 (little geologic control) in the other two. Average drainage density is 4.1. Relief ratios of 0.04 to 0.06 indicate glacial derangement of drainage.Depth to water table, estimated from studies of the various phreatophytic plant assemblages, ranges from 1 to 8 feet (0.3 to 2.4 m). A plant association of lodgepole pine, bearberry and brome grass indicates water table depths of from 4 to 8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 m); an ssociation of black spruce, fir, haircap and sphagnum moss indicates a range of from 11/2 to 21/2 feet (0.5 to 0.8 m). Lodgepole pine- rome grass-bearberry, and white spruce-pine-bilberry-green moss associations indicate natural groundwater recharge conditions; natural groundwater discharge areas are marked by an association of black spruce, haircap and sphagnum moss.Allowable rates of well pumping vary from 0.5 to approximately 100 imperial gallons per minute (igpm) or 2 to 450 litres per minute L/min); but values greater than 25 igpm (115 L/min) are associated with scattered deposits of ice-contact drift and are not typical of the area. Wells yield 5-10 igpm (25 to 45 L/min) on the average.Erosion hazard in the area ranges from low to high. Glaciolacustrine deposits, which cover a third of the basin, are easily eroded when vegetation cover is artificially disturbed. Logging and strip mining are not recommended in these areas.The hydrogeological information given in this report may be applicable to those areas of the Rocky Mountain Foothills where similar geologic and climatic conditions exist.Explanations of hydrogeological concepts and methods used are found hroughout the text and in the appendixes. Place Keywords 83f alberta alberta foothills Theme Keywords groundwater regime hydrogeology mesozoic tri-creek basin

Currie, D.V.  1976-01-01

BUL 036

Multiple Glaciations in the Foothills, Rocky Mountain House area, Alberta

The purpose of the program is to publish hydrogeological maps-graphic portrayals of the groundwater onditions and their controlling factors-for each of 47 different areas in the province. The main items on a typical map sheet are a central main ... Show Abstract

Boydell, A.N.  1978-01-01

BUL 021

Stratigraphy and Petrology of the Lower Cretaceous Blairmore and Mannville Groups, Alberta Foothills and Plains

The upper unit consists of lensing, grey, siliceous sandstone, siltstone, and varicoloured shale, grading up in the southernmost Foothills into a thick succession of bedded pyroclastic detritus (Crowsnest Member ).These beds grade laterally in the ... Show Abstract

Mellon, G.B.  1967-01-01

BUL 020

Cretaceous Foraminifera of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, Alberta

In ascending stratigraphic order these are: 1.Miliammina manitobensis; 2.Verneuilinoides kansasensis; 3.lower pelagic and 4.Pseudoclavulina sp. from the Blackstone Formation; 5.Trochammina sp. 1; 6.Brachycythere-Bullopora; 7.Anomalinoides henbesti; ... Show Abstract

Wall, J.H.  1967-01-01

ESR 2001-19

Regional Evaluation of the Coal-Bed Methane Potential of the Foothills/Mountains of Alberta

Regional Evaluation of the Coal-Bed Methane Potential of the Foothills/Mountains of Alberta For coal-bed methane (CBM) evaluation purposes, they can be divided into shallow (200 to 2500 m depth) and deep (over 2500 m depth) coal zones. The gas ... Show Abstract

Beaton, A.P.  Berhane, H.  Langenberg, C.W.  2002-01-30

OFR 2009-16

Preliminary Investigation of Potential Natural Hydraulic Pathways Between the Scollard and Paskapoo Formations in Alberta: Implications for Coalbed Methane Production

Preliminary Investigation of Potential Natural Hydraulic Pathways Between the Scollard and Paskapoo Formations in Alberta: Implications for Coalbed Methane Production The investigation focused on two key hydrogeological components: 1) the degree of ... Show Abstract

Parks, K.  Andriashek, L.D.  2010-04-01

OFR 1970-03

Alberta Foothills Coal, Extracts from Published Reports of Research Council of Alberta, with Annotations

Recent months have seen an explosive growth of interest in Alberta Foothills coals, chiefly those coals suitable for the manufacture of metallurgical coke. A considerable amount of geological data on coal-bearing strata in the area has emanated ... Show Abstract

Campbell, J.D.  1970-05-01

OFR 1959-03

Edson Report 53-17-W5

The long-term problem is to ensure that the town will not lose an opportunity for development because of an inadequate water supply.It is fairly obvious that the flow of the McLeod River is large enough so that almost any need for water can be met ... Show Abstract

Farvolden, R.N.  1959-10-01