Map 232

Map 232

MAP 232

Geology and mineral deposits of the Bow Corridor

Author(s) Hamilton, W.N. Price, M.C. Chao, D.K. Date 2005-10-17

Many of the province's industrial minerals are located in Alberta's mountain corridors. This map set was prepared as part of the Canada/Alberta Partnership Agreement on Mineral Development project entitled �Mineral Resource Mapping of Main Mountain Corridors�. The purpose of the project was to address the need for better resource information to match expanding requirements and to deal with the increasing pressures on the corridors caused by land use conflict. The Yellowhead (Hinton-Jasper area), David Thompson, Bow Valley and Crowsnest Pass corridors were evaluated for limestone, dolomite, clay, shale, silica, bentonite and decorative stone. These data will lead to better-informed decisions on land use, ensure the availability of essential minerals for future needs, and protect some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive regions in Alberta. Map 232 consists of 'Map 232A: Geology of the Bow Corridor', 'Map 232B: Mineral deposits of the Bow Corridor', and 'Map 232C: Mineral deposits and prospective areas in the Bow Corridor'.