Edmonton Geological Society
Section of the Geological Association of Canada
c/o Matt Grobe, Alberta Geological Survey
4th Floor, Twin Atria Building, 4999 - 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6B 2X3

Presentation at the EGS Annual General meeting 2014

Edmonton Geological Society Annual General Meeting on April 26th,  2014 will be featuring guest speaker Dr. Inga Moeck (Campus Alberta Innovation Chair - Enhanced Geothermal Systems, University of Alberta) with a presentation titled: 

"Geothermal Plays: Lessons from Petroleum Geology"


The Edmonton Geological Society is proud to release a new publication:

A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles in the Edmonton Area

This easy-to-use, accordion-folded, weather-resistant field guide is illustrated with full-colour, high-quality images and brief descriptions of locally-found pebbles characteristic of the Edmonton area and Alberta Plains region. The short text provides general information on rock-forming processes and the classification of rocks and tells the story of how pebbles are shaped through weathering, erosion, and transport.

Aimed at amateur geo-enthusiasts of all ages, this 11-panel, pocket-sized (9”x4.5”) field guide is an ideal companion for anyone wanting to explore the river valley and ravines and find out more about pebbles. It also can serve as a useful resource for educators teaching earth science curriculum units in schools.

The production of this guide was made possible through financial support from the Canadian Geological Foundation and CVEdGeo.

The field guide can be purchased from the Edmonton Geological Society at a cost of $7.50/copy.

It is also available at Audreys Books on Jasper Avenue, The Science Shop in Southgate Mall , and Ghossein Rocks and Fossils in West Edmonton Mall.

To order, or for more information, contact the EGS publications manager Matthias Grobe.

Phone: (780) 427-2843(780) 427-2843
Email: matt.grobe@aer.ca


New Publications On Their Way

With the generous support of the Canadian Geological Foundation, the Society is pleased to be working on a field guide to the identification of pebbles in the Edmonton Area and a book containing a collection of photos of Canadian landscapes taken by John A. Allan in the early 1900’s. Furthermore, we are initiating work on a second edition of ‘Edmonton Beneath Our Feet’  as well.


           Dr. John A. Allan (1884-1955)                    Allan in the Field

              Source of the images :(http://www.folio.ualberta.ca/36/06/07.html)

The Edmonton Geological Society organized an evening talk by Dr. Andrew Bajc (Ontario Geological Survey), recipient of the 2012 Provincial Geologists Medal, on October 17, 2013 at the U of A, Tory Building, Seminar Room (Tory 3-36) at 8:00 p.m.

Title of the presentation  :

"A Decade of 3-Dimensional Mapping of Quaternary Sediments in Southern Ontario; Protocols, Products and Applications"