THE GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF TILL AND RELATED DEPOSITS IN THE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, AREA

Deposits of the Quaternary period in the Edmonton area consist of a lower and an upper till, in places separated stratigraphically by a sand, with lacustrine clays, silts, and sands overlying this sequence. Detailed field investigations suggest the possible existence of complexities that have not been fully integrated into an understanding of the Quaternary history of the Edmonton area. Problems associated with the Quaternary deposits of the Edmonton area include borehole interpretation to develop site stratigraphy, and the determination of geotechnical properties of the deposits and an assessment of their local variation over a specific site. Also of concern are the joints and fractures in the deposits, which affect slope stability and permeability of the soil mass. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0R6
  • Authors:
    • May, R W
    • THOMSON, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 362-370
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM