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MEM 02

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

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 ... Show Abstract

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

BUL 044

Cenomanian Microfloras of the Peace River area, northwestern Alberta

Abstract: Four outcrop sections and three subsurface cores were sampled for palynological study of the Cenomanian rocks in northwestern Alberta. The rocks comprise marine shales of the upper Shaftesbury and lower Kaskapau Formations, with a wedge of deltaic to prodeltaic sediments of the Dunvegan Formation between the two units. Only the upper Shaftesbury and Dunvegan Formations contain ufficiently well preserved and diverse microflora for establishing a reliable microfloral succession. Most of the microflora in the lower Kaskapau Formation and the sections in the western region close to he Rocky Mountain Foothills has been destroyed by organic metamorphism. However, a large number of megaspores were recovered, which seem to have survived the thermal effects in this area. Of the 416 microfloral species present in the Cenomanian strata of northwestern Alberta, 225 continue from the underlying Albian deposits. The remaining 191 microfloral species appear in the Cenomanian strata for the first time. These consist of 30 genera and 2 species of microspores and gymnosperm pollen, 19 genera and 41 species of angiosperm pollen, 13 genera and 27 species of megaspores, and 54 genera and 81 species of microplankton. Of these, 5 species of microspores and gymnosperm pollen, 1 genus and 22 species of angiosperm pollen, 10 species of megaspores, and 2 genera and 25 species of microplankton are new. The upper Shaftesbury microflora is of early Cenomanian age and reflects an open marine environment of deposition. It contains many species of dinoflagellates which make their entrance in strata of latest Albian (Vraconian) or younger age. Angiosperm pollen consisting of small, psilate, triangular, tricolporates and permanent tetrads, which mark the Albian-Cenomanian boundary in North America, are also present in the upper Shaftesbury Formation. This unit further contains a few species of megaspores which occur only in strata of Cenomanian or younger age. The Dunvegan Formation is of middle Cenomanian age and was deposited under deltaic to prodeltaic conditions. Megaspores are abundant in this unit and consist of Ariadnaesporites, Molaspora, and distinctive species like Paxillitriletes dakotaensis which characterize strata of Cenomanian age in North America. Large, tricolporate, angiosperm ollen with thick, reticulate to tectate-perforate, foveolate exines, and dark, costate colpi become well established in the Dunvegan Formation. Morphologically similar angiosperm pollen are known to ake their entrance in strata of middle Cenomanian age in the United States. The angiosperm tetrads diversify in the Dunvegan Formation and are represented by species with three different types of exine sculpture. Some of these species have a worldwide distribution and make their first appearance in strata of Cenomanian age. Additional species of angiosperm pollen comparable to those recorded from the Cenomanian strata of the eastern United States are also present in the Dunvegan Formation. However, the triporate Normapolles genera, which make their entrance during middle Cenomanian time in the eastern United States do not occur in the Dunvegan Formation. It seems that the Late Cretaceous epeiric sea in North America served as a partial barrier to the westward migration of the Normapolles flora, which was introduced into eastern North America from Europe. As a result, it makes a late appearance and is sparser in the region to the west of the Late Cretaceous seaway. There are indications of three shallow marine incursions in the middle and upper parts of the Dunvegan Formation. These marine intervals are dominated by dinoflagellates, some of which make their entrance in Cenomanian strata in other parts of the orld.Palaeohystrichophora infusorioides makes its first appearance near the top of the Dunvegan Formation. This is in accord with its middle to upper Cenomanian entrance level in the Western Interior of North America.P. infusorioides appears earlier in Europe and Australia in beds of Vraconian (latest Albian) age. The appearance of two new species of Trithyrodinium and one species of Alterbia near the top of the Dunvegan Formation is also stratigraphically significant. Place Keywords 83m 83n 84d northwestern alberta peace river Theme Keywords cenomanian microflora upper cretaceous

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