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Glossary

Chapter 13: Mining and Oil Extraction

13.2: Sand/Gravel Pits in a River Terrace in the Little Saskatchewan Valley

The westward migration of the enlarged post-glacial channel of the Little Saskatchewan River 1 has left behind terraces on the east side of the river 2. The sand/gravel in one of these is exploited in three pits; the southern two 3 with an approaching road 4 seem to be more in use than the northern one 5. Also near the northern edge of the photo, four pits can be seen close to and on either side of the river channel 6 and close to the present river level.

Other items to note on this photo are a) the meandering Little Saskatchewan River with cutoffs of various ages 7; b) the west side of the valley with east and north facing slopes, heavily-wooded 8, compared with the sparsely-wooded east site 9 with dry west and south-facing sites; and c) harvesting underway with some swathed fields 10 with narrow rows and some combined fields with wide rows 11 (In two cases 12 fields are partly combined with the combine visible in one of them 13.). The topography makes it difficult to discern section and quarter section lines.

Figure 13.2: Sand/Gravel Pits in a River Terrace in the Little Saskatchewan Valley

Figure 13.2: Sand/Gravel Pits in a River Terrace in the Little Saskatchewan Valley

Figure 13.2

Vertical air photograph: A18611-169

Flight height: 9500 feet; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:16,000 (approx.)

Date: September 8, 1964

Location: Township 14; Range 19WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62J Neepawa

                    1:50,000 62J/4 Moore Park