Report 15

Report 15

REP 15

Geology of the Area Between Athabasca and Embarras Rivers, Alberta

Author(s) Rutherford, R.L. Date 1926-05-31

The geological survey division of the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta has carried on geological surveys in the foothills belt of Alberta between North Saskatchewan and Athabasca rivers. These surveys were conducted during the field seasons of 1922, 1923 and 1924. An account of the information obtained on these surveys is given in reports numbers 6, 9 and 11 of the Council. During the field season of 1925, geological observations were extended eastwards from the northern end of this foothill belt, and the following report is based largely on the fieldwork of 1925.

During the earlier part of the season the writer examined the exposures on the McLeod and Athabasca rivers near Whitecourt, Alberta, in order to get a general idea of the geology in that vicinity. In the latter part of the season the writer revisited the coalmines between Coalspur and Lovett to obtain further data, which has been made available by recent mining developments. Notes on this district are included in the latter part of this report.

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Rutherford, R.L. (1925): Geology of the area between Athabaska and Embarras rivers, Alberta; Research Council of Alberta, RCA/AGS Report 15, 42 p.