diamonds and geothermal energy. This geologicalknowledge is also necessary to support regulation and public-policy development surrounding groundwater,land use, environmental protection, waste disposaland public safety from natural geological hazards.Following delivery of version 1.0 in 2012, additionalwork will improve the resolution of existing geologicalrepresentations, extend the geological framework togreater depths, and see the incorporation of thematicinformation produced by AGS and others (e.g., aquifer locations, geothermal properties, CO
storage capacityof reservoirs, geohazard evaluations, mineral resourceinformation and geochemical survey data).Initial ofce work on the digital atlas includes compilingsurcial geology maps of west-central Alberta withvarying legends and scales, a pilot study to investigatemethodologies for extending bedrock topographymapping into areas with inadequate coverage,construction of provincial-scale bedrock cross-sections,and compilation of bedrock geology maps in theAbraham Lake – Nordegg area of the Rocky Mountainsand Foothills. Field work in 2007 that will contribute tothe atlas included surcial geology mapping in northernAlberta, eld reconnaissance to resolve surcial geologymap boundary discrepancies north of Nordegg and bedrock geology investigations in the Abraham Lakearea, the Nordegg area and in the Birch Mountains.
Luscar Formation exposed in canyon cut by the Bighorn River southwest of Nordegg.
Surcial Geology, Alberta Foothills andRocky Mountains (GIS data, polygon features).
Surcial Geology, Alberta Foothills andRocky Mountains — Glacial Features (GIS data,line features).
Earth Sciences Reports
Preliminary Water Well Sampling toAssess the Uranium Potential in the Whiskey GapArea of Southern Alberta (NTS 82H/2, 3). 32.2 MBPDF. $20.00.
Sandstone-Hosted Uranium Potential of Southern Alberta — Preliminary Assessment. 62.6MB PDF. $20.00.
Chemistry and Mineralogy of Kimberlite-Indicator Mineral Grains From a TillSurvey of the Sawn Lake Area (NTS 84B/13),Southern Buffalo Head Hills, Alberta. 10 MB PDF.$20.00.
Sphalerite and Kimberlite Indicator Mineralsin Till from the Zama Lake Region, NorthwestAlberta (NTS 84L and 84M). $20.00 (also releasedas Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5692).
Rock Chips Spring 2008 • 3