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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 13: Mining and Oil Extraction

13.8: Sand/Gravel Pits in Lake Agassiz Strandlines Northwest of Miami

Two prominent Lake Agassiz strandlines can be seen on this photo. The easternmost (lower) 1 is a continuation northward of that seen in figure 13.7. A southeast/northwest trending road 2 follows this strandline from a section intersection at “Five Corners” 3. A long narrow pit is located east of this road 4. To the southwest, at a higher elevation, is another large pit 5 into a series of high-level strandlines 6 on the eastern escarpment of the Pembina Hills.

Also noticeable on this photo are: a) the wooded eastern escarpment of Pembina Hills 7; b) the headwaters of the eastward-flowing Tobacco Creek 8; and c) a loop followed by the CN line 9 as it climbs up the Pembina Escarpment from Miami to Deerwood.

 

Figure 13.8: Sand/Gravel Pits in Lake Agassiz Strandlines Northwest of Miami

Figure 13.8: Sand/Gravel Pits in Lake Agassiz Strandlines Northwest of Miami

Figure 13.8

Vertical air photograph: A16182-214

Flight height: 10,050 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm

Scale: 1:18,100 (approx.)

Date: July 22, 1958

Location: Township 5; Range 7W1

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/8 Miami