Digital Data 2024-0002

Author(s) Date 2024-02-16

This digital data release includes bulk mineralogy data from powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses of fine-grained sedimentary rock samples from Alberta. These samples were selected from archived sample material at the Alberta Energy Regulator / Alberta Geological Survey (AER/AGS) Mineral Core Research Facility in Edmonton and from drillcore at the AER Core Research Centre in Calgary. The sample sites include oil and gas wells, mineral exploration boreholes, and outcrops located throughout Alberta. The samples presented here were previously analyzed for whole-rock lithogeochemistry, and were selected for XRD analysis based on their chemical compositions, geospatial locations, and stratigraphic intervals. This dataset includes samples sourced from the following stratigraphic units:  Exshaw Formation, Banff Formation, Bluesky Formation, Spirit River Formation, Loon River Formation, Belle Fourche Formation, Second White Specks Formation, Cardium Formation, First White Specks Member, Colorado Group, and Lea Park Formation. This work was completed under the Mineral Grant provided by the Government of Alberta June 22, 2021.

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Knudson, C., Meek, D.M. and Lopez, G.P. (2024): Bulk mineralogy from powder X-ray diffraction analysis of igneous and metamorphic rock samples from northeastern Alberta (tabular data, tab-delimited format); Alberta Energy Regulator / Alberta Geological Survey, AER/AGS Digital Data 2024-0002.