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TitleDetailed outcrop measured sections of the St. Mary River and Willow Creek Formations in the foothills of southern Alberta
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHamblin, A P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6554, 2010, 9 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS82G/16; 82J/01; 82J/08; 82J/09
AreaCarroll Canyon; Turner Valley; Langford Creek; Maycroft
Lat/Long WENS-114.5000 -114.0000 50.7500 49.7500
Subjectsstratigraphy; sedimentology; economic geology; mineral occurrences; mineral potential; uranium; uranium deposits; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; mudstones; siltstones; stratigraphic analyses; lithology; sedimentary facies; sedimentary structures; St. Mary River Formation; Willow Creek Formations; Cretaceous
Illustrationsstratigraphic sections; tables
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Uranium
Released2010 04 20
AbstractSince 2004, renewed interest in uranium exploration, spurred by a supply shortage and large increases in world price, has resulted in land-staking, prospecting, ground and airborne surveys and drilling in southern Alberta. Preliminary results demonstrated that the St. Mary River and Willow Creek formations have characteristics similar to known sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the US. Four outcrop measured sections (1 of St. Mary River Formation and 3 of Willow Creek Formation) are included here, and the facies present are described. The information contained in this Open File adds further sedimentological particulars to our knowledge of those two stratigraphic units, which may harbour some uranium, shallow gas and groundwater potential.

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