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.
The title of the presentation :
"A Decade of 3-Dimensional Mapping of Quaternary Sediments in Southern Ontario; Protocols, Products and Applications"
Dr. Andrew Bajc
for more information and the Presentation Abstract click Here
September 21, 2013
More than 30 eager participants congregated at Emily Murphy Park to hunt for gold on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The weather was fabulous and the river sediments gracious in releasing some of their treasure. After fortifying themselves with hotdogs, chips and veggies, participants learned how to pan for gold with the competent help of Tom Bryant (author of "The Modern Goldseekers Manual") and volunteers of the Alberta Gold Prospectors Association (AGPA). At the end of the afternoon, everyone was able to take home a glass vial with at least some gold flakes.
Many thanks go out to Tom Bryant and the AGPA volunteers Jim Holzer, Rod Walker, Robin Rosborough, and Joan and Clint Blize.
Alberta Shale Gas Presentation at the EGS Annual General meeting
Edmonton Geological Society Annual General Meeting on March 23, 2013 featured guest speaker Dr. Dean Rokosh (Energy Resource Conservation Board) with a presentation titled "Alberta's Shale Gas Potential".
Alberta’s Vast Shale Resource Base
The Energy Resources Conservation Board provides information related to the oil and gas resource endowment of Alberta. The Energy Resource Appraisal group of the Geology, Environmental Sciences and Economics Branch has published a report to provide baseline data, information, and understanding of the geology, distribution, reservoir characteristics, and hydrocarbon resource potential of Alberta shales.
Until the present time, data and information on reservoir characteristics and hydrocarbon resource potential of shale formations were rare because of the historical lack of interest in shale-hosted hydrocarbon reservoirs. This presentation will review the reasons for instituting the study, summarise the workflow to generate the resource endowment and will provide the results of six key strata, specifically the Lower Banff/Exshaw, Duvernay, Muskwa, Montney, Nordegg and Wilrich.
First GeoDay For Edmonton
On November 1st, 2011 we worked with three organizations to host the first ever GeoDay for Edmonton junior high school students and teachers. Our partners were the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Canadians Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), and Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG).
The purpose of GeoDay is to educate junior high students about geoscience wonders of the earth and to stimulate their interest in geoscience careers. , volcanic sleuth, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and glacial historian, Jeffery Bond presented “Fire and Ice – Adapting to Planetary Change” at the Jubilee Auditorium. The Edmonton Geological Society helped to find sponsors to bus enough Edmonton junior high school students and teachers to fill the Jubilee Auditorium - 2,397 people.
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’ to be completed in 2013.