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"

EGS Releases New Publication!

The Edmonton Geological Society is proud to release yet another new publication:

John Allan: The Founding of Alberta’s Energy Industries

by Willem Langenberg and Dave Cruden

This book is a must for everyone interested in the history of the discovery and development of Alberta's geological resources and the roots of Alberta's vibrant geoscience community.

Dr. John Andrew Allan (1884-1955) played a foundational role in the discovery and development of Alberta's geological resources. He was the first Chairman of the Department of Geology and Engineering at the University of Alberta, first Director of the Alberta Geological Survey, founding member of the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta (now Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists (now CSPG). He was instrumental in documenting and reporting on many aspects of the geology of Alberta, and through his research and mentoring inspired generations of geoscientists and engineers to help shape the future of this province.

The main body of this book consists of 82 archival photographs (selected from more than 7000) taken by or of John Allan. They allow us to get glimpses of John Allan’s roots and relations, his work at the University of Alberta and in the field at various locations in Alberta and British Columbia. The book pays tribute to John Allan, the educator, scientist, explorer, colleague, friend, husband, and father. At the same time it portrays some of Alberta's fascinating geology and beautiful scenery, as well as its richness in geological resources, the formation and distribution of which John Allan set out to explore, understand, and document throughout his career.

The book can be purchased from the Edmonton Geological Society for $20/copy. Bulk order discounts and wholesale pricing are available upon request. The book will also be available at various Edmonton bookstores in the near future.

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

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 (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"