This report contains the lithologs from an auger core-drilling program carried out during September 1997 in the Red Earth region of north-central Alberta. The purpose of drilling was to collect shallow subsurface information to help in the understanding of the surficial geology and drift stratigraphy. This investigation was initiated to provide geologic information to the members of the mineral industry exploring for diamonds in the region.
The drill program consisted of five holes drilled to a maximum depth of 46 m. The core was lithologged in the field, boxed, and then transported to Edmonton for further inspection and sampling. The drilling incorporated a CME five foot (1.52m) split core barrel for continuous coring from surface using a Bratt 22 auger rig. The core diameter is three inches (76mm).
Subsequently, samples were taken from approximately one-meter intervals from each core and submitted for geochemical analyses. Texture and matrix carbonate content analyses were also carried out on these samples. Additional larger bulk samples, over approximately a five-metre core interval were transferred to a five-gallon pail and submitted for diamond indicator analysis. Laboratory results of these analyses will be available in another subsequent report.
Pawlowicz, J.G. and Fenton, M.M. (1998): Auger core lithologs from the Wabasca/Red Earth area, north-central Alberta; Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, EUB/AGS Open File Report 1998-03, 29 p.