Northeast Corner of Alberta and Adjacent Area: Its Development and Mineral Potential

CIM Bulletin, 1960

A brief account of economic developments in and around northeastern Alberta is presented and mention is made of mining and industrial developments currently of interest in the area. Planned and projected operations are briefly discussed for this region. The history of geological surveys and mining activities in the Shield area of Alberta and the adjoining parts of Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan is traced. Reassessment of the presently-known economic picture of northwestern Canada in conjunction with some recent information on Precambrian structures of northeastern Alberta points to some interesting mining possibilities, particularly in and around that province.
Keywords: Alberta, Athabasca, lake Athabasca, Precambrian Shield, Saskatchewan River, Southern Alberta, Limited, Mine, Mines, mining, North, Structure