The Alberta Geological Survey, a department of the Alberta Research Council (ARC), in its third year of a five year contract with the Alberta Energy and Natural Resources (AENR), investigated the coal resources and related stratigraphy of the Scollard Member in the Alix area northeast of the city of Red Deer.
This report discusses methods of preparations and operations (drilling and logging) which are similar to those used in previous years. Also included are cost analysis of the drilling program and a drill graph for each of the twenty-nine test holes drilled.
Drilling operations started on June 1 and were completed on July 7. During this period twenty-nine test holes were successfully completed in twenty-three working days. Good weather, competent drilling personnel and excellent drilling equipment contributed greatly to a very successful drilling season.