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OFR 2011-06 Measured Outcrop Section T13-R9W4-01 of the Foremost and Oldman Formations (Belly River Group), Suffield Area, South Saskatchewan River Valley, Southeastern Alberta (NTS 72L/03)

OFR 2011-06 Measured Outcrop Section T13-R9W4-01 of the Foremost and Oldman Formations (Belly River Group), Suffield Area, South Saskatchewan River Valley, Southeastern Alberta (NTS 72L/03)

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The measured outcrop section T13-R9W4-01 in the Belly River Group, located on the northern side of the South Saskatchewan River valley 32 km west of Medicine Hat, includes the uppermost part of the Foremost Formation and the lower part of the Oldman Formation.

This report includes a graphic log of the measured section with an outcrop gamma curve and a detailed description of the section (avoiding lithofacies interpretation, but detailing stratigraphic context where appropriate) with selected photos.

The exposed Foremost Formation interval appears to lie wholly within the Taber coal zone and consists largely of silty mudstone and siltstone, with subordinate coal, carbonaceous mudstone and very fine-grained sandstone. A 6 to 7 m-thick sandstone interval at the base of the Oldman Formation, immediately above the Taber coal zone, is thought to represent the Herronton sandstone zone. Gamma-ray counts for this interval are markedly lower than those for sandstone of similar grain-size higher in the Oldman Formation, indicating a significant compositional difference.
The measured outcrop section T13-R9W4-01 in the Belly River Group, located on the northern side of the South Saskatchewan River valley 32 km west of Medicine Hat, includes the uppermost part of the Foremost Formation and the lower part of the Oldman Formation.

This report includes a graphic log of the measured section with an outcrop gamma curve and a detailed description of the section (avoiding lithofacies interpretation, but detailing stratigraphic context where appropriate) with selected photos.

The exposed Foremost Formation interval appears to lie wholly within the Taber coal zone and consists largely of silty mudstone and siltstone, with subordinate coal, carbonaceous mudstone and very fine-grained sandstone. A 6 to 7 m-thick sandstone interval at the base of the Oldman Formation, immediately above the Taber coal zone, is thought to represent the Herronton sandstone zone. Gamma-ray counts for this interval are markedly lower than those for sandstone of similar grain-size higher in the Oldman Formation, indicating a significant compositional difference.

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Published by: Alberta Geological Survey on Aug 22, 2011
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ERCB/AGS Open File Report 2011-06
Measured Outcrop Section T13-R9W4-01of the Foremost and Oldman Formations(Belly River Group), Suffield Area, SouthSaskatchewan River Valley, Southeastern Alberta (NTS 72L/03)
 
ERCB/AGS Open File Report 2011-06
Measured Outcrop SectionT13-R9W4-01 of the Foremostand Oldman Formations (BellyRiver Group), Suffield Area,South Saskatchewan River Valley, Southeastern Alberta(NTS 72L/03)
B. Hathway, C.J. Banks, D.C. Hay and S. Mei
 
Energy Resources Conservation BoardAlberta Geological SurveyJuly 2011
 
ERCB/AGS Open File Report 2011-06 (July 2011)
 
 
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©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta, 2011ISBN 978-0-7785-8647-0The Energy Resources Conservation Board/Alberta Geological Survey (ERCB/AGS), its employees andcontractors make no warranty, guarantee or representation, express or implied, or assume any legalliability regarding the correctness, accuracy, completeness or reliability of this publication. Any referenceto proprietary software and/or any use of proprietary data formats do not constitute endorsement byERCB/AGS of any manufacturer's product.If you use information from this publication in other publications or presentations, please acknowledgethe ERCB/AGS. We recommend the following reference format:Hathway, B., Banks, C.J., Hay, D.C. and Mei, S. (2011): Measured outcrop section T13-R9W4-01 of theForemost and Oldman formations (Belly River Group), Suffield area, South Saskatchewan Rivervalley, southeastern Alberta (NTS 72L/03); Energy Resources Conservation Board, ERCB/AGSOpen File 2011-06, 14 p.
Published July 2011 by:
Energy Resources Conservation BoardAlberta Geological Survey4th Floor, Twin Atria Building4999 – 98th AvenueEdmonton, AB T6B 2X3CanadaTel: 780.422.1927Fax: 780.422.1918E-mail:AGS-Info@ercb.ca Website:www.ags.gov.ab.ca 

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