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Southwest Manitoba

 

Industrial/Specialty minerals investigations

Project Status: Completed (2016)

 

Click image to enlargeProject Information

Principal investigators:
Jim D. Bamburak, Kathryn Lapenskie, Michelle P.B. Nicolas

Partnered with:
Bird River Resources Inc.
Gossan Resources Limited
Klyne Exploration
White Cap Exploration

Location:
Southwest Manitoba, parts of NTS 62, 63

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

To expand the inventory of potential sources of industrial minerals in Manitoba, to contribute to industrial minerals database, to assist clients in evaluating potential industrial mineral occurrences, to supply industrial mineral information for government marketing opportunities; and to provide industrial mineral data for landuse designation.

Methodology:

The project involved combination of field and office work in gathering, compiling, synthesizing and releasing geoscientific data through published reports, presentations and posters.

 

Benefits:

The project assisted the mining industry in evaluating the potential for production of various industrial mineral commodities and provides resource data for input into the Protected Areas Initiative.

 

Completed outputs:

2016-2017

Bamburak, J.D., Hamilton, M. and Heaman, L.M. 2016: Geochronology of Late Cretaceous bentonite beds in southwestern Manitoba: 2016 update; in Report of Activities 2016, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 168–175.

Bamburak, J.D. and Heaman, L.M. 2016: Results of U-Pb age determinations by isotope dilution–thermal ionization mass spectrometry, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item DRI2016008, Microsoft® Excel® file.

Lapenskie, K. and Bamburak, J.D. 2016: Gypsum investigations in the Harcus area, southwestern Manitoba (NTS 62J10): 2016 update; in Report of Activities 2016, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 181–186.

2015-2016

Bamburak, J.D. 2015: Walking in William “Strata” Smith’s footsteps – a tribute by the MGS and the CFDC; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18–20, 2015, poster presentation.

Lapenskie, K. 2015: Preliminary evaluation of gypsum deposits in Harcus, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18–20, 2015, oral presentation.

Lapenskie, K. and Bamburak, J.D. 2015: Preliminary evaluation of the gypsum-bearing upper amaranth member in Harcus, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18–20, 2015, poster presentation.

Lapenskie, K. and Bamburak, J.D. 2015: Preliminary results from geological investigations into gypsum, Harcus area, southwestern Manitoba (NTS 62J10); in Report of Activities 2015, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 106–114.

2014-2015

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J. 2014: Manitoba 2014 exploration and development highlights; Del Communications, Northern Prospector 2014-2015, p. 20–24, 26–28.

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2014: Manitoba 2014 exploration and development highlights; Manitoba Mining Review (2015), p. 10–15.

Bamburak, J.D. 2014: Basement, basins, bolides, bentonite and Bruce; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden, Manitoba, July 14, 2014, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. 2014: Strategic and industrial mineral potential of the Rice Lake and Bird River belts [abstract]; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19–21, 2014, Program, p. 52.

Bamburak, J.D., Martins, T., Nicolas, M.P.B., and Yang, X.M. 2014: The Gammon Ferruginous Member: Its chemostratigraphy, paleontology and mineral potential; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2014, November 19–21, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D., Martins, T., Nicolas, M.P.B. and Yang, X.M. 2014: Update on the rare-earth element potential of the Gammon Ferruginous Member of the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale in southwestern Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2014, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 172–180.

Muehlbauer, R., Kelly, D.C., Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2014: Late Cretaceous (Santonian–Campanian) marine microfossils of the Manitoba escarpment, southwestern Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2014, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 181–186.

Bamburak, J.D. 2015: Strategic and industrial mineral potential of the Rice Lake and Bird River belts; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mineral Society meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 7, 2015, oral presentation.

2013-2014

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J. 2013: Manitoba 2013 exploration and development highlights; Del Communications, Northern Prospector 2013-2014, p. 16-20, 22-24.

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2013: Manitoba 2013 exploration and development highlights; Manitoba Mining Review (2014), p. 6-9.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2013: Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene stratigraphy and mineral resources of southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62F, G); Mineralogical Association of Canada-Geological Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, May 22-24, 2013, Field Trip Guidebook FT-A4; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File 2013-9, 42 p.

Bamburak, J.D., Nicolas, M.P.B. and Hatcher, J. 2013: A visual system of correlating bentonite seams in the Pembina Member of the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale in the Pembina Hills area of Manitoba and North Dakota (abstract); Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 22–24, 2013, URL http://gac.esd.mun.ca/gac_2013/search_abs/sub_program.asp?sess=98&form=10&abs_no=79.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Bamburak, J.D., Hosseininejad, S. and Pedersen, P.K. 2013: Mineralogy, geochemistry and facies variations of a potential shallow shale gas play within the Cretaceous Carlile and Favel formations, southwestern Manitoba (abstract); Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 22–24, 2013, URL http://gac.esd.mun.ca/gac_2013/search_abs/sub_program.asp?sess=98&form=11&abs_no=195.

McWhirter, B.R., Lobb, D.A., Bamburak, J.D., Nicolas, M.P.B., Li, S. and Ali, G. 2013: Determination of the bedrock stratigraphy of the south Tobacco Creek area in the Pembina Hills portion of the Manitoba escarpment using field investigation, LIDAR and photo imagery (abstract); Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 22–24, 2013, URL http://gac.esd.mun.ca/gac_2013/search_abs/sub_program.asp?sess=98&form=11&abs_no=257.

Bamburak, J.D., Hatcher, J. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2013: Visual correlation of bentonite beds in the Upper Cretaceous Pembina and Boyne members in the Pembina Hills area, Manitoba and North Dakota; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2013, poster presentation.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D.: Preliminary stratigraphic correlations of subsurface and outcrop sections of the Favel Formation, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2013, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. 2013: Strategic and industrial mineral potential of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt [abstract]; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20-22, 2013, Program, p. 49.

Bamburak, J.D., Nicolas, M.P.B. and Hatcher, J. 2013: Radiometric dating of Late Cretaceous bentonite beds in southwestern Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2013, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 129–136.

Bamburak, J.D., Nicolas, M.P.B., Hatcher, J. and Yang, X.M. 2013: Rare-earth element potential of the Gammon Ferruginous Member of the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale in southwestern Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2013, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 123–128.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Bamburak, J.D. and Hosseininejad, S. 2013: Preliminary stratigraphic correlation of subsurface and outcrop sections of the Favel Formation, southwestern Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2013, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 137–143.

Bamburak, J.D. 2014: Basement,  basins, bolides, bentonite and Bruce; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mineral Society at Manitoba Museum on January 8, 2014, oral presentation.

2012-2013

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J. 2012: Manitoba 2012 exploration and development highlights; Del Communications, Northern Prospector 2012-2013, p. 14-16, 18, 20.

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2012: Manitoba 2012 exploration and development highlights; Manitoba Mining Review (2013), p. 6-9.

Bamburak, J.D., Hatcher, J. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2012: Visual correlation of bentonite seams in the Upper Cretaceous Pembina Member in the Pembina Hills area, Manitoba and North Dakota; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2012, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D., Hatcher, J. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2012: Chemostratigraphy, paleontology and mineral potential of the Gammon Ferruginous Member of the Cretaceous Pierre Shale in southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62F, G, H, J, K, N, O, 63C, F); in Report of Activities 2012, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 141–150.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2012: Update on the Shallow Unconventional Shale Gas Project, southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62C, F, G, H, J, K, N, O, 63C); in Report of Activities 2012, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 134–140.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2012b: RockEval™ 6, X-ray diffraction and inorganic geochemistry of Cretaceous shale drill-cutting and outcrop samples, southwestern Manitoba (NTS 62F11, parts of 62G); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2012003, Microsoft® Excel® file, 866KB.

2011-2012

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J. 2011: Manitoba 2011 exploration and development highlights; Del Communications, Northern Prospector 2011-2012, p. 9-12, 14.

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Manitoba 2011 exploration and development highlights; Manitoba Mining Review (2012), p. 5-12, 14.

Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Manitoba peatlands; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Canadian National Workshop on Canadian peatlands and the challenges to their sustainable management, Quebec City, Quebec, June 14, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D., Nicolas, M.P.B., Corkery, M.T. and Syme, E.C. 2011: “Burning” Cretaceous Oil Shale and Shallow Gas in Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, poster presentation.

MacNeill, E.E., Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2011: Evaluation of Cretaceous coal basins-The Pas area, west-central Manitoba; Westcore Energy Ltd. and Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, poster presentation.

MacNeill, E., Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2011: Geology and morphology of Cretaceous coal basins, The Pas area, west-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 63F4, 5) [abstract]; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, Program, p. 55.

MacNeill, E., Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2011: Geology and morphology of Cretaceous coal basins, The Pas area, west-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 63F4, 5); Westcore Energy Ltd. and Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2011: Phanerozoic shallow gas, oil shale, coal and fuel peat resources in Manitoba [abstract]; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17-19, 2011, Program, p. 58.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2011: Phanerozoic shallow gas, oil shale, coal and fuel peat resources in Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. and Pacey, M. 2011: Roadside geology of southwestern Manitoba – a virtual guide to many of its unique geological features [abstract]; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17-19, 2011, Program, p. 59.

Bamburak, J.D. and Pacey, M. 2011: Roadside geology of southwestern Manitoba – a virtual guide to many of its unique geological features; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. and Hoganson, J.W. 2011: Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Manitoba Escarpment (Pembina Mountain area, Manitoba and North Dakota) in 3rd Manitoba Paleontology Symposium – 2011 Proceedings Volume and Field Trip Manual, A.-M. Janzic and T. Nelson (ed.), Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden, Sept. 11th and 12th, 2011, p. 20-56.

Aldersley, M.F., Bamburak, J.D., Joshi, P.C., Thompson, J., Delano, J.W. and Ferris, J.P. 2011: Evaluation of Manitoba bentonites in catalysis of RNA synthesis by montmorillonite (parts of NTS 62G1, 8, 10, K3, N1); in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 150–157.

Aldersley, M.F., Bamburak, J.D., Joshi, P.C., Thompson, J., Delano, J.W. and Ferris, J.P. 2011: Catalytic property evaluation of Manitoba Cretaceous bentonite from southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62G1, 8, 10, K3, N1); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2011006, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files, 841 KB.

MacNeill, E.E., Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Geology and morphology of Cretaceous coal basins, The Pas area, west-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 63F4, 5); in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 158–164.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Geochemistry and mineralogy of Cretaceous shale, southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62F, G, J, K, N, 63C): phase 2 results; in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 143–149.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Rock Eval™ 6 results from Cretaceous shale outcrop samples from phase 2, Shallow Unconventional Shale Gas Project, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2011003, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files, 665 KB.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Semiquantitative X-ray diffraction results from Cretaceous shale outcrop and core samples from phase 2, Shallow Unconventional Shale Gas Project, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2011004, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files, 746 KB.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Bamburak, J.D. 2011: Inorganic chemistry results from Cretaceous shale outcrop and chip samples from phase 2, Shallow Unconventional Shale Gas Project, southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2011005, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files, 699 KB.

2010-2011

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.D. 2010: Upper Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Pembina hills area (Manitoba Geological Survey Field Trip), May 18th, 2010, Manitoba Geological Survey, 55 p.

Desautels, M., Greenwood, C.L., Sweet, A.R., Greenwood, D.R. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: An Early Paleocene microflora from Turtle Mountain, southwestern Manitoba; 20th Annual Canadian Paleontology Conference, Dartmouth, NS, Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 2010, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Selected Manitoba industrial mineral resources 2010 – aggregate, bentonite, coal, kaolin, lithium, rare earths and silica; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Blendon’s 2010 Industrial Minerals Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 20, 2010, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2010: Gammon Ferruginous Member of the Cretaceous Pierre Shale in southwestern Manitoba: distribution and mineral potential (parts of NTS 62F, G, J, K, N, O, 63C); in Report of Activities 2010, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 170–177.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2010: Selected analyses of the Gammon Ferruginous Member of the Cretaceous Pierre Shale, southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62F, G, J, K, N, O, 63C); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2010001, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files.

Beaumont-Smith, C.J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Manitoba 2010 exploration and development highlights; Northern Prospector 2010-2011, p. 19-21.

Hatcher, J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Stratigraphic correlation of multiple bentonite horizons from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale (Pembina Member) of Manitoba (part of NTS 62G1, 2); in Report of Activities 2010, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 178–185.

Hatcher, J. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Palynomorphological study of bentonite horizons within the Pembina Member of the Pierre Shale, southwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 62G1, 2); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item 2010003, Microsoft® Excel® file, ESRI® shape files.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R. and Bamburak J.D. 2010: Phanerozoic geology of southern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Stratigraphic Map SM2010-1, 2 sheets, scale 1:600 000.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Edmonds, S.T., Chow, N. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Shallow unconventional Cretaceous shale gas in southwestern Manitoba: an update (parts of NTS 62C, F, G, H, J, K, N); in Report of Activities 2010, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 159–169.

Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Roadside Geology of Manitoba – a user’s guide to the province’s unique geological features; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2010, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18-20, 2010, oral presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Mining Matters 2010 – Introduction to Manitoba Geology; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, oral presentation (prepared by Ric Syme, Director, Manitoba Geological Survey) to four teachers at Mining Matters 2010, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 3.

2009-2010

Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Mineral Resources Division of Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Winnipeg Rock and Mineral Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 14, 2010 and Manitoba Mineral Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 3, 2010 (oral presentations).

Bamburak, J.D. and Bauer, J. 2009: Lake St. Martin crypto-explosion crater structure (Manitoba Geological Society and Manitoba Mineral Society Field Trip) on June 27th, 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Manitoba Geological Survey, 46 p.

Bamburak, J.D. and Hatcher, J. 2009: Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Manitoba Escarpment (Pembina Mountain); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey and Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in 2nd Manitoba Paleontology Symposium – 2009 Proceedings Volume and Field Trip Manual, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden, October 3-4, 2009, 39 p.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2009: Current status of the Cretaceous stratigraphic nomenclature of southwestern, Manitoba; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, poster presented at 2009 Paleontology Symposium, Morden, October 3-4.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2009: Revisions to the Cretaceous stratigraphic nomenclature of southwest Manitoba (parts of NTS 62F, G, H, J, K, N, O, 63C, F); in Report of Activities 2009, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 183–192.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2009: Mineral potential of Mesozoic rocks in southwest Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19–21, 2009, poster presentation.
Panel 1
Panel 2

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2009: Revised Cretaceous Stratigraphic Nomenclature of Southwest Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19–21, 2009, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. and Nicolas, M.P.B. 2009: Shale gas, oil shale, coal, potash and MVT in southwestern Manitoba – 2009 update; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, oral presentation to Manitoba Mineral Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 1.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2009: Shallow unconventional Cretaceous shale gas in southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, CSPG CSEG CWLS Joint Annual Convention 2009, Calgary, Alberta, May 3–7, 2009, poster presentation.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2009: Cretaceous shale gas prospects of southwestern Manitoba: preliminary results (abstract); Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Prospect Expo 2009, Regina, Saskatchewan; URL <http://www.wbpc.ca/assets/File/Presentation/11_Nicolas_Manitoba.pdf> [April 26, 2009]; oral presentation.

Nicolas, M.P.B. and Bamburak, J.D. 2009: Geochemistry and mineralogy of Cretaceous shale, Manitoba (parts of NTS 62C, F, G, H, J, K, N): preliminary results; in Report of Activities 2009, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 165–174.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Bamburak, J.D., Grasby, S.E. and Edmonds, S. 2009: Cretaceous shallow unconventional shale gas in southwest Manitoba - Evidence for biogenic gas resource; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19–21, 2009, poster presentation.

Prouse, D.E. and Bamburak, J.D. 2009: Manitoba 2009 exploration and development highlights; Northern Prospector 2009-2010, p. 10-15.

2008-2009

Bamburak, J.D. 2008: Geochemistry of Upper Cretaceous shale in southwestern Manitoba (NTS 63F, G, H4): potential reservoir rocks for shallow unconventional shale gas; in Report of Activities 2008, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 180–184.

Nicolas, M.P.B., and Bamburak, J.D. 2008: Cretaceous unconventional shale gas potential of southwestern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2008, poster presentation.

2007-2008

Bamburak, J.D. 2007: Industrial mineral potential of the rural municipalities of Miniota, Archie and Rossburn, Manitoba (parts of NTS 62K); in Report of Activities 2007, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 186–194.

Bamburak, J.D. 2007: Miniota-Armitage gravel pit – A new rockhound collecting site in Manitoba; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2007, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2007, poster presentation.

Bamburak, J.D. 2007: Informal Industrial/Specialty minerals contribution to the 2007 NRCan Overview of trends in Canadian mineral exploration on Dec. 18th, 2007.

Bamburak, J.D. and Janzic, A. 2007: Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Manitoba Escarpment (Pembina Mountain); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey and Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in 2007 Manitoba Paleontological Seminar Abstracts and Field Manual, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden, September 28-29, 34 p.

2006-2007

Bamburak, J.D. 2006: Structural compilation project – Manitoba update; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Working Group Meeting, Calgary, May 18, 2006, oral presentation.

Christopher, J.E., Yurkowski, M., Nicolas, M. and Bamburak, J. 2006: The Upper Cretaceous (Turonian – Santonian) Carlile Formation of eastern southern Saskatchewan and correlative Morden and Boyne members of the Vermilion River Formation of southwestern Manitoba; in Summary of Investigations 2006, vol.1, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Sask. Industry and Resources Misc. Rep. 2006-4.1, CD ROM, Paper A-13, 16p.

Christopher, J.E., Yurkowski, M., Nicolas, M. and Bamburak, J. 2006: The Cenomanian-Santonian Colorado formations of eastern southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba; in Gilboy, C.F. and Whittaker, S.G. (eds.), Saskatchewan and Northern Plains Oil & Gas Symposium 2006, Saskatchewan Geological Society Special Publication 19, p. 299-318.

2005-2006

Groom, H.D. 2005: Aggregate resources in the rural municipalities of Riverside and Turtle Mountain, southwestern Manitoba (NTS 62G3, 4, 5, 6 and 12); in Report of Activities 2005, Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 170–175.

Groom, H.D. and Bamburak, J.D. 2005: Informal report on aggregate, peat and dimension stone potential in the Whitemouth Bog W.M.A. from field trips on June 13th and Sept. 27th, 2005.

2004-2005

Bamburak, J.D. 2004: Informal report on non-swelling calcium bentonite production and quarry sites along the Manitoba Escarpment provided to Horst Petak, consultant for Bird River Mines Inc. on Nov. 5th, 2004, for submission to Federal Securities Commission regarding company listing.

Bamburak, J.D. and Christopher, J.E. 2004: Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Manitoba Escarpment (WCSB/TGI II Field Trip, Saskatchewan/Manitoba), from September 7th to 10th, 2004, Manitoba Geological Survey and Saskatchewan Geological Survey, 83p. <http://www.gov.mb.ca/stem/mrd/geo/willistontgi/downloads/fieldtripguidebook.pdf>.

Bezys, R.K. and Bamburak, J.D. 2004: Lower to Middle Paleozoic stratigraphy of southwestern Manitoba (WCSB/TGI II Field Trip), from May 25th to 28th, 2004, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Manitoba Geological Survey, 72p. <http://www.gov.mb.ca/stem/mrd/geo/willistontgi/downloads/fieldtripguidebook_paleozoic.pdf>.

2003-2004

Bamburak, J.D., 2003: Metallic and silica resource potential of the Churchill area, northern Manitoba (parts of NTS 54K13SE and 54L16SW); in Report of Activities 2003, Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 165–170.

Bamburak, J.D. 2003: Gossan’s industrial mineral opportunities in Manitoba; Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, oral presentation to Prof. Dr. Bocker of Switzerland, Carl A. Chester and Ryan Cook, Winnipeg, July 29.

Bamburak, J.D. 2003: Manitoba industrial minerals – 2003 update; Manitoba Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 13–15, 2003, poster presentation.

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