Sand and gravel deposits in the Canmore corridor area, Alberta
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Sand and gravel deposits in the Canmore corridor area, Alberta by W. A. D. Edwards

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Published by Alberta Research Council in Edmonton, Alta .
Written in English



  • Alberta,
  • Canmore region.


  • Sand -- Alberta -- Canmore region.,
  • Gravel -- Alberta -- Canmore region.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementW.A.D. Edwards.
SeriesEarth sciences report ;, 79-2
LC ClassificationsTN939 .E38
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3903798M
LC Control Number81466312

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