Edmonton Geological Society
A Section of the Geological Association of Canada


Cementing our Knowledge of Geology: Edmonton to Cadomin

  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 18 Sep 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • AER/AGS office, 4999 98 Ave, Edmonton
  • 20


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This trip will introduce or reintroduce attendees to the geology between Edmonton and Cadomin, Alberta, with a particular focus on the industrial minerals in cement and concrete.

What do you need to make cement and concrete? Hint: all the components are rocks and sediments. Industrial Minerals – that often unconsidered facet of geology whose products surround us and support us every day - will be explored on this two-day field trip. 

Day 1 (Saturday) will be in and around Edmonton including a tour of a cement-making plant and gravel pit that produces gold as a byproduct, then overnight in Hinton. Day 2 (Sunday) we will see the Cadomin limestone quarry and return to Edmonton. The trip will be led by Heather Budney, Chief Geologist - Athabasca Minerals Inc., with support from Lehigh Hanson and the Alberta Geological Survey.

The registration fee must be paid online and will be fully refunded if the trip is cancelled. A $50 fee will be charged for no-shows. The cost includes transportation and lodging (double occupancy at Hinton’s Econolodge with hot breakfast included) and lunch on Sunday.

Dietary restrictions? Please let Michelle Gabereau know by email.

Parking is available on the service road west of the AER/AGS parking lot (east of 50th Street).

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