Turtle Mountain Monitoring

In April 2005, we became responsible for the creation and on-going long-term monitoring of Turtle Mountain where one of Canada’s largest modern landslides occurred in 1903.

Related publications:

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2016 Data and Activity Summary

Turtle Mountain Year in Review


We create and publish a variety of geological maps as PDFs and, since 2002, we also publish digital data for most maps in GIS shapefile format.

Recent related publications:

Surficial Geology of the Buffalo River Area (NTS 84F/NE)

Surficial Geology of the Buffalo River Area (NTS 84F/NE) (GIS data, permafrost polygon features)

Permafrost Site Location Training Data for Northern Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format)

Earthquakes and Seismicity in Alberta

We study earthquakes and other ground movement (seismicity) learning where, why, and when they occur to support decision-making in our province.

Recent related publications:

Interactive Maps

Visualize and query data related to the geology of Alberta and check out our  Open Data Portal.

Interactive maps currently available:


The AER has written an article about the AGS on our role in developing innovative solutions for evaluating and supporting science-based decision-making about Alberta's geological and energy resources! Read the article here.

The deepest mineral core is 1255 metres.

The Mineral Core Research Facility (MCRF) contains more than 60,500 metres of mineral core, 12,500 metres of coal core, and 18,000 rock samples from various mineral exploration projects in Alberta. The collection is publicly available to prospectors, mineral exploration companies, and academia for mineral exploration and research purposes.





The Alberta Geological Survey publishes technical reports, maps, data, models, and more.

Interactive Maps

Our Interactive Maps highlight some of the geology and earth resource data published by AGS, and enable you to download the data in spreadsheet, shapefile or KML format.

Open Data Portal

Our Open Data Portal provides access to data describing the geology of the province of Alberta by topic or location, and links to our interactive maps, reports, and featured projects.

Presentations & Posters

Over its history, AGS scientists have participated in a number of conferences and presentations on various geological topics for the province.

Table of Formations

The Alberta Table of Formations is routinely updated to reflect current scientific information.