A black-and-white photo that features a cliff with a vein of lignite. The rock of the cliff, primarily light in color, contains a thick, dark band of lignite, or brown coal, near the top of the formation. Because of its status as a low-grade coal, the lignite in this picture presents an example of the types of mineral deposits found in Canada. A river is at the base of the cliff. This formation represents part of the Edmonton Group, known as the Edmonton Formation at the time of the picture, of Alberta, Canada.
black and white photograph
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Copyright University Archives, Fort Hays State University
Sternberg, George Fryer 1883-1969, "065-02: A Vein of Lignite in the Edmonton Group." (1915). George Sternberg Album #2 - Early Canadian Views. 237.
35091-16. A vein of Lignite about 8 feet thick, nearly two thirds [sic] [two-thirds] of the way up the bank. Top of the Edmonton formation near Lignite Alta. R.-23, T.-38.