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Geology and groundwater resources of the Milk River sandstone in Southern Alberta

When the general decline of water levels in many of the deep wells in southern Alberta warned of a serious future problem, the Alberta Federation of Agriculture requested the Research Council of Alberta to investigate the groundwater conditions in ... Show Abstract

Meyboom, P.  1960-01-01

BUL 022

Surficial Geology of the Foremost-Cypress Hills Area, Alberta

Cypress Hills Plateau, upland areas, till plain, lacustrine plains, river channels, and canyons. The South Saskatchewan River drains the northern part of the area, and the Milk River drains the southern part. A small internal drainage basin is ... Show Abstract

Westgate, J.A.  1968-01-01

BUL 006

Upper Cretaceous Foraminifera from the Smoky River Area, Alberta

Upper Cretaceous Foraminifera from the Smoky River Area, Alberta The problem of stratigraphic nomenclature within the Smoky River group is reviewed and a new formation name, Puskwaskau, introduced to designate the shales lying between the Bad Heart ... Show Abstract

Wall, J.H.  1960-01-01

BUL 027

Lithostratigraphy of the Uppermost Cretaceous (Lance) and Paleocene Strata of the Alberta Plains

In Alberta relatively undisturbed non-marine Cretaceous and Paleocene strata are preserved as a westerly dipping homoclinical wedge of sediment east of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, analogous to the molasse facies bordering the European Alps. The ... Show Abstract

Carrigy, M.A.  1971-01-01

BUL 032

Urban Geology of Edmonton

Abstract: An urban geology study of the Edmonton area was undertaken by the Alberta Research Council in response to the increasing demand for the geological information needed to formulate land use plans based on natural capabilities and limitations of the area. Initially, the geological framework was established; this was then used as the basis for outlining geological factors that may affect development. The near-surface bedrock in the Edmonton area is the Upper Cretaceous Edmonton Formation except to the northeast of the city where the Belly River and Bearpaw Formations are present. The Edmonton formation consists primarily of bentonitic sandstone, siltstone and silty claystone, with coal seams and bentonite beds. The Belly River Formation consists of bentonitic sandstone, silty to sandy shale and carbonaceous claystone. The basic configuration of the bedrock surface was essentially determined during preglacial times by rivers flowing eastward from the Rocky Mountains. These established a series of dendritic drainage basins separated by low bedrock divides. In the Edmonton area, the Beverly Valley passes through the northern portion of the city and is the dominant feature of the bedrock topography; numerous tributary stream valleys are separated by flat-topped bedrock uplands. Preglacial sediments deposited along these ancient river channels are termed Saskatchewan gravels and sands. Data on the engineering properties of the geological deposits have been integrated with information on the nature and distribution of the sediments and used as-a basis for preparing a series of land use maps on which the Edmonton area is rated in terms of the following factors:1. general construction conditions; 2. suitability for solid waste disposal; 3. susceptibility to erosion; 4. slope stability; and 5. deep sewer construction. The main intent of these maps is that they be used as general guidelines for regional development or as a basis for conducting further studies. The maps should not be used in place of detailed site investigations because of the variability of geological deposits over short distances. Place Keywords 83h edmonton Theme Keywords geology upper cretaceous urban

Kathol, C.P.  McPherson, R.A.  1975-01-01

BUL 044

Cenomanian Microfloras of the Peace River area, northwestern Alberta

The upper Shaftesbury microflora is of early Cenomanian age and reflects an open marine environment of deposition. Morphologically similar angiosperm pollen are known to ake their entrance in strata of middle Cenomanian age in the United ... Show Abstract

Singh, C.  1983-01-01

BUL 024

A Hydrogeological Study of the Three Hills Area, Alberta

Information concerning the geology and groundwater was obtained from eological reports, oil-company records, a water-well survey, and ifteen drilled and tested bore holes, providing an average density of points of various observations of ... Show Abstract

Toth, J.  1968-01-01

ESR 1985-01

Coal quality and rank variation within Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments, Alberta plains region

Near-surface coals in the Alberta plains occur in Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments of the Belly River Group, Horseshoe Canyon, Wapiti and Paskapoo Formations. Statistical techniques were used to document both the distribution of, and the ... Show Abstract

Nurkowski, J.R.  1985-01-01

ESR 1975-04

Deep Cretaceous Coal Resources of the Alberta Plains

Three major coal-bearing stratigraphic zones exist in the Plains region: the Edmonton Group and equivalents, the Belly River (Judith River) Group and the Mannville Group. The deep coal zones of the Alberta Plains were investigated through the use ... Show Abstract

Yurko, J.R.  1976-01-01

ESR 2007-07

Regional Cross-Sections and Correlation of Subsurface Formations in the Clear Hills - Smoky River Region

Regional Cross-Sections and Correlation of Subsurface Formations in the Clear Hills - Smoky River Region The Clear Hills-Smoky River region is well known not only for the prolific oil and gas production, but also for iron deposits in the Bad Heart ... Show Abstract

Chen, D.  Olson, R.A.  2007-06-01