Open File Report 2011-09

Open File Report 2011-09

OFR 2011-09

Inorganic Water Chemistry of Saline Fens in Northeastern Alberta (NTS 74D)

Author(s) Stewart, S.A. Lemay, T.G. Date 2011-06-28

This report provides the initial results of the water chemistry and isotopic signatures of water in saline fens. As part of an ongoing springs project, Alberta Geological Survey staff took field measurements and sampled several fens located about 10 km south of Fort McMurray and about 3 km east of Highway 63.

Staff performed field determinations of pH, temperature and conductivity. We also took samples to determine major, minor and trace elements, extractable silica and silicon, and 87Sr/86Sr.