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MAP 601

Surficial Geology of Alberta

Abstract: This map portrays a generalized compilation of the surficial geology of Alberta (1:1 000 000 scale) using published Alberta Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Environment Canada maps, as well as university theses and new data. We compiled vector data from 65 existing maps (scales 1:50 000 to 1:500,000) along with project specific mapping of the few unmapped areas (1:500,000 to 1:1,000,000 scale). Three additional maps were consulted during compilation but were not ultimately included in this dataset (see Alberta Geological Survey Map 601 for more detail). We incorporated all of the data into a seamless provincial mosaic. Map boundary discrepancies were largely resolved during the process of reclassifying the input data to a common legend with only limited remapping. We then generalized the mosaic using GeoScaler software published by the Geological Survey of Canada (Open File 6231). The resulting surficial geology layer was overlaid on a hill-shaded Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital elevation model. The legend, marginal notes, references, and data sources appear on the second page of the PDF of the map. Map units are described with representative photographs. The marginal notes describe the distribution of surficial deposits, their relative abundance, and an overview of their significance to Alberta's history and development. In addition, inset maps show the bedrock topography, ground-surface topography, and sediment thickness for all of 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 canada Theme Keywords bedrock topography geology mapping sediment thickness surficial deposit surficial geology topography

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

REP 74

Soil Survey of the Grande Prairie and Sturgeon Lake Sheets

A detailed inventory of the soil resources was required to meet the needs of present and prospective settlers and to determine which areas should not be settled.The properties of the surface and sub-soil of the various soil series are ... Show Abstract

Odynsky, W.  Wynnyk, A.  Newton, J.D.  1956-01-01

REP 56

Soil Survey of the Rycroft and Watino Sheets

The soil survey of the Rycroft and Watino areas was a joint project with the Research Council of Alberta, the Dominion Department of Agriculture and the University of Alberta. The properties of the surface and sub-soil of the various soil series ... Show Abstract

Odynsky, W.  Newton, J.D.  1950-09-01

REP 63

Soil Survey of the High Prairie and McLennan Sheets

A detailed inventory of the soil resources was required to meet the needs of present and prospective settlers and to determine which areas should not be settled.The properties of the surface and sub-soil of the various soil series are ... Show Abstract

Odynsky, W.  Wynnyk, A.  Newton, J.D.  1952-01-30

MAP 416

Bedrock Topography of Bistcho Lake Area, Alberta (NTS 84M)

The bedrock topography map shows contours of the elevation of the bedrock surface above sea level, ranging from a low of 215 metres in the SE corner of the map area to greater than 640 metres in Elsa Hill. The contoured south flank of the uplands ... Show Abstract

Pawlowicz, J.G.  Nicoll, T.J.  Sciarra, J.N.  2010-12-09

ESR 1975-05

Hydrogeology of the Vermillion area, Alberta

The Vermilion map area lies in the plains-parkland transition zone of east-central Alberta and covers approximately 5660 square miles (14,660 square km). Average annual precipitation is 16 inches (41 cm) and potential evaporation exceeds ... Show Abstract

Currie, D.V.  Zacharko, N.  1975-01-01

ESR 1977-03

Index to Geological, bedrock topography, soils, and groundwater maps of Alberta

The Alberta Research Council; the Geological Survey of Canada (Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa); the Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture; and the Resource Capability Group, Alberta Energy and Natural Resources are the ... Show Abstract

Root, J.D.  1978-01-01

ESR 1975-06

Regional Chemistry of Groundwater in the Wainwright Area, Alberta

Average precipitation is about 14 inches (36 cm) annually, while potential evapotranspiration is about 21 inches (54 cm) annually.Geological units of hydrogeological interest include glacial drift, preglacial sands and gravels, Horseshoe Canyon ... Show Abstract

Hackbarth, D.A.  1975-01-01

ESR 1974-10

Hydrogeology of the Edmonton Area (Northwest Segment), Alberta

In the bedrock, yields are typically less than 5 igpm.Groundwater flow systems in the upper 300 feet are largely controlled by the connection between the river and buried valley sand and gravel deposits, and by the incised nature of the valleys In ... Show Abstract

Bibby, R.  1974-01-01

ESR 1974-09

Hydrogeology of the Gleichen Area, Alberta

Maps and profiles were constructed from existing data and from data collected by a field survey and drilling and testing operations. The best aquifers are Quaternary sands and gravels and Upper Cretaceous Belly River sandstones.Water quality ... Show Abstract

Ozoray, G.F.  Lytviak, A.T.  1974-01-01