The objective of this field trip is to examine Lower Cretaceous coal-bearing rocks of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in the Cadomin-Luscar area of central Alberta. Participants will have an opportunity to observe at first hand the lithology and complex structural relationships of the rock succession. Examples of deposition related to shallow marine, coastal plain, swamp, alluvial flood plain and alluvial channel environments will be observed and the evidence for this interpretation will be discussed. Fresh coal outcrops will be observed in the mine sites. The structure of the area will be explained with some excellent exposures and accompanying down-plunge cross sections.
Langenberg, C.W., Macdonald, D.E. and Kalkreuth, W.D. (1988): Sedimentation and deformation of Lower Cretaceous strata of the Cadomin-Luscar coal field, Alberta; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Open File Report 1988-10, 71 p.