Edmonton Geological Society
A Section of the Geological Association of Canada


2011 Annual Fall Field Trip

  • 23 Sep 2011
  • (MDT)
  • 25 Sep 2011
  • (MDT)
  • Fort McMurray, Alberta


  • Must be accompanied by an adult
  • Must be accompanied by an adult. Cannot attend the mine tour on Saturday and must be supervised by their accompanied adult during this time.
  • Edmonton Geological Society Members and Associates
  • People who are not members of the EGS. You can buy a membership for $15 first by clicking on the JOIN tab above, and then register as a member
  • Student Members of the Edmonton Geological Society
  • Students who are not members of the EGS - buy a $5 membership first and then register to get the student member rate


2011 Annual Fall Field Trip - Fort McMurray

Oil Sands Geology and Limestone Quarry

September 23-25th, 2011

Registration Deadline September 7, 2011

Registration cost includes transportation, accommodation & continental breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and all site entry fees. Cost ranges from $147.00 to $340.00. See Registration Form for details.

Learn from our knowledgeable field trip leaders:

Fran Hein (Chief Geologist, Energy Resources Conservation Board) worked in oil sands for many years, and is currently working on a geological framework for unconventional resource development in Alberta.

David Bechtel (Alberta Geological Survey) has extensive industry experience in unconventional resources in Alberta, from oil sands to tight sands, and is now working on saline aquifer mapping.

Chris Schneider (Alberta Geological Survey) is a marine paleoecologist and paleoecology, and is a Devonian specialist. She will guide us on a fossil hunt in a limestone quarry.

We will leave Edmonton on Friday afternoon at 4:30 PM from ERCB /Alberta Geological Survey parking lot at 4999-98 Avenue, Edmonton, and return Sunday late at night after 09:00 PM to the same location.

Suncor Mine tour on Saturday is only open to people 12 years of age and older.

Please register by clicking on the links above or through the EGS website by September 7, 2011. Please include your birth date because it is needed for booking the tour of the Suncor Oil Sands Mine.
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