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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

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

OFR 1989-12

Soils of the Fishing Lake Metis settlement, Alberta

The soil resources to the north and south of this map sheet are described in the soil survey of the Sand River Area (73L), (Kocaoglu 1975) and in the soil survey of Wainwright and Vermilion Sheets (Wyatt et al. 1944), respectively. The soils for ... Show Abstract

Brierley, J.A.  Nikiforuk, W.L.  1989-01-01

OFR 1989-11

Soils of the Frog Lake Indian Reserve, Alberta

The southern part of the Reserve is also included on this soils map to provide a planning base for the proposed expansion of agricultural land use within the Reserve. The soil resource to the north and south of this map sheet is described in the ... Show Abstract

Brierley, J.A.  Nikiforuk, W.L.  1989-01-01