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ESR 2001-05

Major- and Trace- Element Geochemistry of Kimberlitic Rocks in Northern Alberta

Samples from the Mountain Lake pipes and the Buffalo Head Hills and Birch Mountains fields contain low SiO2 and Na2O/K2O, with Cr, Ni, MgO, rare-earth elements (REE), Zr and Nb concentrations elevated relative to their abundance in common crustal ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Luth, R.W.  2003-05-01

ESR 2000-08

Diamond and Metallic-Mineral Potential of the Peerless Lake Map Area, North-Central Alberta

A regional geochemical sampling program for diamond and metallic-mineral potential was completed during the summer of 1998 in the Peerless Lake map area, north-central Alberta. The area encompasses the 1997 discovery of diamondiferous kimberlites ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  Haynes, M.  Csanyi, W.  2001-08-01

ESR 2005-01

Geochemical Orientation Surveys (Fiscal Year 2000-2001) for Kimberlites in Northern Alberta

Abstract: Although regional till sampling has been conducted in southern Alberta for extraction and analysis of kimberlite indicator minerals, most of the discoveries in northern Alberta were made with airborne and ground geophysical techniques, including seismic, magnetics and gravity. In northern Alberta, indicator mineral analysis may not be effective for detecting kimberlites because kimberlites are decoupled from streams draining upland areas by thick till cover, and the remoteness of northern Alberta makes basal till collection difficult and prohibitively expensive. Instead of pursuing mechanically dispersed anomalies from buried kimberlite pipes, this program focused on searching for pathfinder elements in plant tissue, soil, till and bog sediments that have been chemically dispersed from weathered kimberlites under glacial drift.A total of 806 samples was collected during detailed orientation surveys at Mountain Lake (1 pipe), Buffalo Head Hills (3 pipes) and Birch Mountains (1 pipe). The results of the 2000 fiscal year geochemical program are summarized in the report. Place Keywords 83n 83o 83p 84a 84b 84c 84f 84g 84h alberta birch mountains buffalo head hills canada mountain lake Theme Keywords biogeochemical diamond geochemistry geology kimberlite soils till

Seneshen, D.M.  Grunsky, E.  Rencz, A.  Hall, G.E.M.  Dunn, C.E.  2005-02-01

ESR 2005-05

Regional Stratigraphic Framework of Buffalo Head Hills-Peerless Lake Region, Northern Alberta

The Buffalo Head Hills-Peerless Lake (BHH-PL) region in northern Alberta is well known for its prolific oil and gas production. During the Paleozoic, the BHH-PL region was a shallow shelf to basinal marine setting and dominated by carbonate, shale ... Show Abstract

Chen, D.  Olson, R.A.  2005-12-23

ESR 2002-07

Petrographic Characteristics of Selected Kimberlitic Rocks in Northern Alberta

Five kimberlite pipes in the northern Alberta kimberlite province were selected for detailed petrography: K4 and K6 from the Buffalo Head Hills and Legend, Phoenix and Kendu from the Birch Mountains. The main objective is to complement and expand ... Show Abstract

Eccles, D.R.  2004-02-01