BITUMINOUS SANDS OF ALBERTA

An investigation of the bituminous sands of Alberta was begun by the Mines Branch, Department of Mines, in 1913. This investigation was interrupted during the period 1916-19, but was resumed in 1920. Work completed in October 1924 has included detailed topographical surveys of extensive areas, examination and sampling of principal outcrops, the mining of trial shipments, laying of demonstration pavements, and a study of methods adapted to the recovery of hydrocarbons from the crude bituminous sand.
Keywords: Alberta, Athabaska, bituminous, Ottawa, quartz, specific gravity, bitumen, Investigations, Mine, Mines, Mines Branch, mining, Ottawa, Sand
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