The overall objective of this report is to document and provide a geological understanding of coal quality variations in the Foothills and Mountains areas of Alberta. Coal quality parameters such as ash and sulfur content are primarily controlled by the original depositional environment; while others, such as volatile matter, calorific value, and moisture content are controlled by the subsequent burial history.
The specific objectives of this phase of the project is to meet the general project objectives within the northern Foothills/Mountains region of Alberta (north of township 46 to the B.C./Alberta border).
Macdonald, D.E., Langenberg, C.W., Gentzis, T. and Kalkreuth, W.D. (1989): A regional evaluation of coal quality in the northern foothills/mountains region of Alberta; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Open File Report 1989-01, 114 p.