Catalogue of coal mines of the Alberta plains
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Published by Research Council of Alberta in Edmonton .
Written in English



  • Alberta.


  • Coal mines and mining -- Alberta.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 139-140.

Statementby J. D. Campbell.
SeriesResearch Council of Alberta. Preliminary report, 64-3, Preliminary report (Research Council of Alberta) ;, 64-3.
LC ClassificationsQE186 .R4 no. 64-3, TN806.C3 .R4 no. 64-3
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 140 p.
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5229452M
LC Control Number75289623

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A comprehensive catalogue is presented of all coal mines that have been registered or opened in the plains region of Alberta. Included are data on surrounding terrain, geology and composition of the coal, and a location map on a scale of one inch to 12 miles. In , Alberta began to catalogue coal mines by assigning a unique number to each operation. Numbers were assigned to all mines then operating and to a large number of mines already abandoned. This system is still used by the AER with some modifications. The mine numbers in the atlas consist of four digits and currently range from to Coal mines and mining Corporate author(s): Mountains and Foothills Reclamation Research Program (Alta.);Coal Association of Canada;Beak Associates Consulting Ltd;Alberta. Information about operating and abandoned coal mines in Alberta. It includes the following: locations, names, and owners; production figures and lifespan; interactive map viewer (by location, type, and size of mines) locations of all current AER permits; tables containing data on over mines.

Between and , the Plains hydrology and reclamation project investigated interactions of groundwater, soils and geology as they affect successful reclamation of surface coal mines in the plains of Alberta. In our Spring catalogue, we are announcing new books on corporate power and energy democracy, eugenics and psychiatry, communication in a polarized world, a critical look at the last twenty-five years of ed tech, and more. This coal-mining Read more. Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics Historical Studies of Alberta and Beyond.   That’s why Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan called for coal-generated electricity to be phased out by In the first three years of the plan, Alberta’s coal production decreased by more than one-third. As less-polluting energy sources take over, it might seem like the end of coal mining for Alberta. According to the Coal Association of Canada, there are 24 permitted coal mines throughout Canada, 19 of which currently operate. The vast majority of the country's coal deposits can be found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

This is a list of mines in Alberta, Canada. Mine Major commodities Coordinates Associated town Owner Dates Comments References; Atlas Coal Mine: Coal: East Coulee: Hillcrest Mine: Coal Hillcrest? Location of Canada's worst coal mining disaster. Whitewood mine: Coal TransAlta: Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New . Sir Alexander Galt’s decision to open a mine in the south of the province resulted in the creation in of Alberta’s first coal mining community, Coalbanks, renamed Lethbridge soon decided that private enterprise would build the community. In , surveyor Charles A. Magrath travelled to the mine site where he was then hired by the Galts to lay out the streets and building. all Alberta. • Alberta has 9 producing coal mines -7 Thermal mines and 2 Met mines. • In , Alberta produced just under 29 million tonnes of coal. The vast majority was thermal coal used for local power generation, the remainder exported to Asia, mainly Japan and South Korea. • Coal mining is a temporary use of the land and over 75% of. The research program focused initially on plains coal mining, then expanded to include mountain and foothills coal mining, oil sands mining and oil and gas. The program ran from to and produced numerous research reports.