Alberta Geological Survey Geology Podcasts

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A quarterly newsletter of Alberta geology by the Alberta Geological Survey. In the spring, summer, fall and winter the AGS newsletter updates readers on the activities and projects they are working on, gives a list of recent publications and information on outreach activities

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Geology podcasts from Alberta Geological Survey describing the geology of Alberta. Geology RSS feed includes articles from our quarterly newsletter Rock Chips.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2006-09-08 15:12
last episode published
2012-05-28 12:00
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
28.05.2012

In Memorium: Andre Lytviak

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Andre Lytviak on Tuesday, November 29, after a battle with cancer.
Alberta Geological Survey author
28.05.2012

Alberta Geological Suvey and Alberta Environment Release the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor Groundwater Atlas

Alberta Environment and Alberta Geological Survey began a cross-ministry plan to inventory Alberta's groundwater resources. The first area of study was the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor.
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28.05.2012

Mineral Core Research Facility Revitalization Project Update

The Mineral Core Research Facility is undergoing a major facelift to create a special collection of core from key stratigraphic units, making it more accessible for clients and more efficient fo Alberta Geological Survey staff to locate, layout, and ra...
Alberta Geological Survey author
28.05.2012

Oil Sands Surveillance and Monitoring Project

Oil Sands Surveillance and Monitoring Project
Alberta Geological Survey author
12.03.2012

CanGeoRef Launched

The American Geological Institute and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences launched CanGeoRef on September 15, 2011. CanGeoRef is a bibliographic database covering the Canadian geoscience literature from the early 1800s.
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28.02.2012

New Approach to Surficial Geology Mapping in Northern Alberta

As part of a multi-year initiative, the Alberta Geological survey is continuing its regional surficial geology mapping program in northern Alberta.
Alberta Geological Survey author
23.02.2012

Central Geological Survey of Taiwan Visits the AGS Turtle Mountain Monitoring Project Team

Mr. Hsi-Hung from the Central Geological Survey of Taiwan visited the Alberta Geological Survey for a three-day field trip to Turtle Mountain in south-western Alberta to view the monitoring network on the South Peak of Turtle Mountain.
Alberta Geological Survey author
23.02.2012

What is Shale Gas?

Natural gas is found in many of the geological formations occurring in the subsurface of Alberta.
Alberta Geological Survey author
23.02.2012

Induced Seismicity Project

The Alberta Geological Survey has initiated the Induced Seismicity Project to document both natural and induced (or triggered) earthquakes. The goal is to understand the distribution and nature of earthquakes within Alberta.
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23.02.2012

Dr. Mark Fenton Receives SAGE Award

Alberta Geological Survey's Mark Fenton has been awarded the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton Award for Science and Technology.
Alberta Geological Survey author
23.02.2012

Where in Alberta is AGS this Summer?

This article outlines the main projects at the AGS and the top field projects for the summer of 2011.
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.04.2011

Alberta's Provincial Geologist: History of the Title and Role

Alberta's Provincial Geologist: History of the Title and Role
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.04.2011

Mapping the Belly River Group in Alberta: Contributions to a New Digital Geological Atlas of Alberta

Mapping the Belly River Group in Alberta: Contributions to a New Digital Geological Atlas of Alberta
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.04.2011

New Alberta Provincial Geologist Named

New Alberta Provincial Geologist Named
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8.02.2011

The Career of Dr. Fran Hein

Although it can't be definitively said, it is quite possible that Fran Hein might just literally love rocks. Her passion for geology is obvious to anyone who has worked with her, and her knowledge of the geology of Alberta's oil sands area is encyclopa...
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8.02.2011

Dr. Mark Fenton Awarded 2010 Provincial Geologists Medal

Alberta Geological Survey is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Fenton has been awarded the 2010 Provincial Geologists Medal. This medal is awarded annually to recognize major contributions in geoscientific research.
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8.02.2011

New Bedrock Topography and Sediment Thickness Maps

Alberta Geological Survey has released two provincial-scale maps depicting the bedrock topography and sediment thickness overlying bedrock in Alberta.
Alberta Geological Survey author
8.02.2011

Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists Fieldtrip

In conjunction with the semi-annual meeting of the National Geological Surveys Committee, held in Montreal in September 2010, a field trip was held for members of all provincial, territorial and federal surveys. The goal of the field trip was to observ...
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8.02.2011

Oil Sands Cap Rock Integrity Project

The Geology, Environmental Science and Economics Branch and the Oil Sands Branch of the ERCB began work in a pilot study area to characterize the stratigraphy above and below the bitumen deposits where resources are proposed to be extracted through in ...
Alberta Geological Survey author
20.09.2010

Documenting Seismicity in Alberta

Alberta has historically been a seismically quiet part of North America. Monitoring of seismic activity within Alberta began in earnest during the mid-1960s. In 1977, there was a significant increase in recorded events and the reason for the apparent i...
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17.09.2010

Characterization of the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor Waterscape

Alberta Geological Survey and Alberta Environment partnered to map the nonsaline groundwater resources of Alberta, starting in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor. This podcast is on the progress of the project.
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17.09.2010

Mineral Core Revitalization Project

To make the Mineral Core Research Facility more relevant to industry, government and the public, Alberta Geological Survey will create a special collection of core samples from key stratigraphic units and mineral occurrences in Alberta.
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.09.2010

The Career of Henry Marshall Tory

In this article, we will focus on a scientist, educator, and university and research organization founder closely linked with the formation of the Alberta Geological Survey: Henry Tory.
Alberta Geological Survey author
10.06.2010

Preliminary Investigation of Potash Potential in Alberta

Alberta Geological Survey examined the historical exploration of potash in Alberta, together with a preliminary investigation that included contouring Alberta's groundwater and formation water datasets.
Alberta Geological Survey author
10.06.2010

Metallic Mineral and Diamond Potential of Alberta Summary

A new compilation map displays Alberta's metallic mineral and diamond potential. The map displays more than 4000 deposits, occurrences and samples based on 50 industry and government sources.
Alberta Geological Survey author
10.06.2010

The Story of Albertosaurus

This podcast discusses the evolution of the Albertosaurus and its discovery in Alberta.
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.02.2010

Peace River Urban Geology and Landslide Project

In the 1970s and 1980s, Alberta Geological Survey studied surface and subsurface geology in urban areas to provide information that would aid future development and land-use planning. This type of study has been re-initiated within the Geological Hazar...
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5.02.2010

Water Sampling in the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor

In 2008, AGS began collaborating with Alberta Environment to inventory saline and nonsaline groundwater within the Edmonton-Calgary corridor.
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.02.2010

The Career of Joseph Burr Tyrrell

In June 1884, Tyrrell and his expedition team discovered significant a dinosaur graveyard. This would later become the famous site of the Tyrrell museum.
Alberta Geological Survey author
5.02.2010

New Web Content for Geological Hazards

For those interested in general or specific interest in types of hazards in Alberta, the Geological Hazards section has information for you on their website.
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.11.2009

Saline-Aquifer Mapping

Almost one year ago. Alberta Geological Survey initiated a pilot for it regional Saline Aquifer Mapping project. This first study area is in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, centred near Edmonton.
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.11.2009

The Career of Dr. Robert Farvolden

We feature the career of Dr. Robert Farvolden.
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.11.2009

Sand and Gravel Mapping Using Airborne Electromagnetic Techniques, Animation and 3-D Visualization

Animation and 3-D visualization assist our geologists with sand and gravel mapping, and determining the aggregate resource potential of the area from Wetaskiwin to Lacombe.
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.11.2009

GeoTourism in Alberta: The Alberta Geological Sign Project

Alberta contains many incredibly varied geological wonders and in July 2009, we unveiled a prototype interpretive geological sign at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park.
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29.09.2009

Metal Potential of the Crowsnest Volcanics and the Flathead Intrusive Igneous Rocks in Southwestern Alberta

This is part 2 of 3 in a continuing series of summaries of igneous activity in Alberta. This article reviews metal potential of the Early Cretaceous (ca. 100 Ma) intrusive and volcanic rocks in southwestern Alberta.
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29.09.2009

A New Approach to Mapping the Bedrock Topography and Thickness of Overlying Sediments in the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, Central Alberta

In response to increasing rates of urbanization and industrialization in the ECC and the foreseeable pressures that this will have on existing groundwater supplies, Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), in partnership with AENV, has initiated a multiyear pr...
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29.09.2009

Uranium Potential of Southern Alberta

In 2006, Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) initiated a program to assess the regional uranium potential of southern Alberta. This program was started after more than 1 million hectares were staked by junior exploration companies to renew exploration effo...
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29.09.2009

The Career of Dr. Jozsef Toth

In this edition of Rock chips, we begin regular feature on geologists and engineers who have made or are continuing to make important contributions to our understanding of geology and geological engineering through their careers in Alberta. In this edi...
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22.06.2009

Metals Potential of Igneous Rocks in Alberta Associated with the Sweet Grass Hills Intrusives

As part of the ongoing revision of the provincial metallogenic inventory and development of an up-to-date systematics of the potential metallic deposits in Alberta, AGS conducted a reconnaissance field study and outcrop sampling of igneous and sediment...
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22.06.2009

Underground Coal Gasification Potential in Alberta

Declining reserves and the associated increasing cost of oil and gas has prompted industry to look at alternative sources of energy. Alberta contains a great amount of coal resources at shallow depths that facilitate economical power generation; howeve...
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22.06.2009

GIS Information on Springs Now Available

By measuring the spring's changes in flow volume over time and the chemical constituents in the water, we can tell a great deal about groundwater flow and the rocks or soil hosting the water. Knowing the locations of the springs throughout the province...
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17.03.2009

AGS Helps Re-Open the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

August 29, 2008 marked the grand re-opening of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre in the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta. After a nine-month closure and a $1.5 million renovation, visitors can relive the Frank Slide story in a more personal, in...
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17.03.2009

New GIS Data Available

As project staff members complete new geological studies, they frequently incorporate historical data into their work, including digitizing existing maps. Whenever possible, we publish these digital data for others to use. We recently published the two...
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.03.2009

An Interactive Map for the Turtle Mountain Monitoring Project

Since 2005, Alberta Geological Survey has been responsible for a warning system and studies on the South Peak of Turtle Mountain, the site of the 1903 Frank Slide. Our activities include annual maintenance and repairs of instruments on the mountain and...
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.03.2009

Groundwater Program - Edmonton-Calgary Corridor

Alberta Geological Survey and Alberta Environment are collaborating to map and understand the province's groundwater resources. A team of geologists and technologists will map the extent of the major aquifers; characterize the physical properties...
Alberta Geological Survey author
17.03.2009

Alberta Geological Survey Begins Regional Saline-Aquifer Mapping in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

The goal of the Alberta Geological Survey's Saline Aquifer Mapping project, or SAM for short, will be to provide public-domain, digital maps of the major saline aquifers from the crystalline basement to the lowermost aquifer of the Colorado Group.
Alberta Geological Survey author
20.01.2009

Geothermal Energy - New Opportunities for Alberta Part 2

Modern attempts to use geothermal energy go back more than a 100 years, but its development has been uneven due to slow technological breakthroughs and historically low oil and gas prices. Recent high energy prices and concerns over global warming have...
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8.12.2008

Alberta Geological Survey Website Gets a Makeover

Alberta Geological Survey's website has recently had a makeover. This podcast is on some of the changes you will find and also on how to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Alberta Geological Survey.
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8.12.2008

Surficial Mapping in the McLennan Area (NTS 83N/NE), Alberta: A Small Window on the Glacial History of Alberta

As part of a multi-year initiative, AGS undertook surficial mapping of the McLennan area in the northeast quadrant of the Winagami map area. This study was primarily to map the surfical geology and determine the Quaternary history.
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30.09.2008

Satellite-Based Mapping of Landslide Movements on Little Smoky River

Since 2005, the Geological Hazards Section at AGS has used new remote-sensing technologies to detect and map movements associated with ground hazards in Alberta. Once promising technology is Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). This articl...
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